27 July 2015
While maintaining a neutral position, Indonesia’s approach to the South China Sea disputes is increasingly nuanced.
Indonesia’s viewpoint on the South China Sea disputes has been increasingly “nuanced” in recent years. This evolving perspective is being defined by four key dimensions of the country’s interests with regard to the regional disputes involving China and a number of ASEAN members.
These four factors relate to Indonesia’s position as an archipelagic state; its economic interests; concern for stability on its periphery; and its aspiration for peace in the larger context of the evolving East Asian regional architecture.
… Iis Gindarsah is a researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta, and was a Visiting Researcher at the Indonesian Programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He contributed this specially to RSIS Commentary.
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