Where Indonesia’s Presidential Candidates Stand on National Defense

Where Indonesia’s Presidential Candidates Stand on National Defense

With Indonesia’s 2024 presidential election on the horizon, the three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates have become increasingly active in promoting their visions for Indonesia’s development, including in the defense sector. In general, all candidates share the same view that the government should significantly modernize the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), strengthen border … Read more

US-Indonesia Security Relations Flourish in a Changing Indo-Pacific

US-Indonesia Security Relations Flourish in a Changing Indo-Pacific

Advertisement Imagine this scenario: an Indonesian company is drilling for oil within its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea, when the platform is suddenly swarmed by Chinese navy and coast guard vessels. Not far away, there is a U.S. Navy ship, perhaps on a routine patrol through contested waters. What does the Indonesian … Read more