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” Foreign policy. Recent developments showed some moves in Indonesia’s foreign policy to promote bilateral diplomacy rather than multilateralism, strengthening ties with China, and reluctance to take lead in the emerging South China Sea.
Is this a signal that Jokowi is now on his way to abandon “ASEAN-Centrality” and move to a “Post-ASEAN” regional policy? What do these developments imply to regional politics in Southeast Asia?
ASEAN Studies Center, Universitas Gadjah Mada, cordially invites all students and researchers to discuss these issues in a Public Lecture with two Speakers:
- Dr Avery Poole (Lecturer in International Relations, University of Melbourne)
- Zain Maulana, MA (PhD Candidate at the University of Leeds, UK)
Moderator: Ahmad Rizky M. Umar, MSc.