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Indonesia’s Potential as a Maritime Leader
Mr John Bradford Adjunct Senior Fellow
Mr John Bradford
Indonesia has recently captured headlines by "standing up to" the PRC and "setting limits" on PRC maritime ambitions. Are these assessments accurate? If so, do they indicate an Indonesia that is willing and able to take a leadership position on multinational maritime issues disputes? Possessing the world's 4th largest population, a vibrant democracy, an incredibly rich maritime heritage, and a strong voice in ASEAN, Indonesia would seem well-positioned to offer such leadership. However, watchers of Indonesia's recent maritime history tend to see false starts, missed opportunities and unfulfilled potential.
|Theme:||Country and Region Studies / General / Non-Traditional Security / Regionalism and Multilateralism|
|Region:||East Asia and Asia Pacific / Southeast Asia and ASEAN|