Indonesia Needs to Step up Its Fight Against Maritime Piracy

Dedi Dinarto – Researcher at ASEAN Studies Center UGM Indonesia’s maritime sector gained a boost when on December 21, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan agreed to cooperate with Japan, establishing the strategic bilateral Indonesia-Japan Maritime Forum (IJMF). The two countries agreed to collaborate in the field of maritime security, maritime economy, maritime infrastructure, as well […]


What ‘Brexit’ and ‘Trump’s Triumph’ Warn Us About ASEAN Community

  Shane Preuss, Research Intern at ASEAN Studies Center, Gadjah Mada University One year after the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community, it is important to ask what relevance the political events, which have occurred in Europe and the USA this year, hold for ASEAN integration. These events have seen reassertions of national identity and […]


ASEAN Political-Security Community: The Prospect of South China Sea

Muhammad Ammar Hidayahtulloh Best 10 Author of Call for Essay: ASEAN Community Post 2015 ASEAN is located strategically at the crossroads of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, and its history has been shaped as much by the influence by great civilizations as the impact of great powers. Nevertheless, even the ASEAN has the […]


Behind EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreements: Do Norms Matter?

Shane Preuss, Research Intern at ASEAN Studies Center, Universitas Gadjah Mada The EU is currently attempting to pursue both normative political interests and economic interests in the ASEAN. I argue that the EU’s capacity to pursue its normative political interests through trade negotiations is dependent on its economic leverage and that ASEAN states, aware of the […]


Where is ASEAN in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy? Jokowi after Two Years

Ahmad Rizky M. Umar Research Associate at ASEAN Studies Center UGM Under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Indonesia appears less oriented toward the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Earlier in 2014, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi embraced several new ideas on how Indonesia’s foreign policy will be directed under her leadership, which is now popular as “Pro-People” […]


A Single Monetary Regime in ASEAN: Panacea or False Hope

Muhammad Rasyid Ridho[1] & Wening Setyanti[2] 3rd Winner of Call for Essay: ASEAN Community Post 2015 Basically, there are four pillars under ASEAN economic integration: (1) a single market and production base, (2) a highly competitive economic region, (3) a region of equitable economic development, and (4) a region fully integrated into the global economy. From […]