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1st Edition

Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific

  • Available for pre-order on June 9, 2023. Item will ship after June 30, 2023
ISBN 9781032497501
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines Indonesia’s strategies and policies to influence regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, focusing especially on Indonesia’s efforts to be the maritime fulcrum in the Indo-Pacific during President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) administration from 2014 until the present. Highlighting the importance of Indonesia as the largest country in Southeast Asia and as a founder member of ASEAN, the book, based on extensive original research, provides key insights into Indonesia’s maritime policy decision making since 2014. It discusses the domestic political context in which foreign policy decisions are made, provides an explanation for Indonesia’s efforts to project its vision of Indo-Pacific cooperation at the ASEAN level and beyond, and demonstrates how Indonesia strives to maintain a delicate balance in its interactions with major powers in the region including the United States, China, and Japan.

Table of Contents

List of tables

List of figures

List of abbreviations

A note on the author



Locating Indonesia’s Leadership in the Literature on the Indo-Pacific

Indonesia’s Perception of Threats

Indonesia and Regional Maritime Security

Outline of this book

1 Domestic Politics and Global Maritime Fulcrum

Indonesia’s Leadership in Maritime Affairs

Indonesia’s Conception of Global Maritime Fulcrum

Domestic Source of Global Maritime Fulcrum

The Rise and Decline of the Global Maritime Fulcrum?


2 Projecting Indonesia’s Vision of Indo-Pacific at ASEAN and Beyond

Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Concept

Indonesia and the Pacific Ocean Region

Indonesia and the Indian Ocean Region

Global Pandemic and the War in Ukraine


3 Indonesia and the United States: Improving and Increasing Cooperation


Indonesian Government Discourses on United States Indo-Pacific Strategy

On the QUAD


Media Representation of U.S. Indo-Pacific Leadership


4 Indonesia-China Relations: A Growing Discontent


Indonesian Government Discourse on China’s Influence in the Indo-Pacific Region

Media Representation of China’s Influence in the Indo-Pacific Region


5 Indonesia and Japan Relations in the Indo-Pacific Era


Japan Indo-Pacific Leadership and Its Depiction in Indonesian Government Discourse

Maritime Security Cooperation

Infrastructure and Connectivity

Media Representation of Japan’s Leadership in Indo-Pacific



Future work


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Senia Febrica is a Knowledge Exchange Associate and an early career researcher in the One Ocean Hub of the Law School, University of Strathclyde, UK and a Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) in the American Studies Center, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia.