Shrugging Indonesia’s inferiority complex

Flinders PhD Candidate, Sian Troath writes on President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo approach to foreign policy.

View her recent article in the Interpreter.

Under President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo, Indonesia has been accused of lacking a coherent foreign policy, particularly when compared to the overtly internationalist outlook of previous president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Despite bold early claims to set up Indonesia as a “global maritime fulcrum”, harnessing its geographical location at the heart of the Indo-Pacific, little action has been taken.…….