23 October 2014
Indonesia’s new government faces a major challenge to upgrade its maritime policy to address the needs of defence, the economy and sea-based communities across the archipelago.
THE new Indonesian administration of President Joko Widodo will face a number of challenges as a result of the promises of reform made during his presidential campaign in July. Among other things, the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla team promised an impressive and ambitious maritime policy to safeguard Indonesia’s economy and defence.
That maritime concerns took centre stage is understandable, as millions of Indonesians still move across the vast archipelago by boats and ferries.
…Farish A. Noor is an associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.
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