International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part A (2016)
Study analysis Indonesia and indo-pacific world
Dr. Nisha Mohan
The Indo-Pacific world has witnessed enormous increase in the scale and scope of military power that is at play. Decades of economic growth have allowed countries in the region to engage in the military modernization and its effective deployment. The rise of a country implies growth in the material capability and growing expression of its ambition to play greater role in the global and regional politics. A rising Indonesia sits prominently in the evolving strategic matrix in the Indo-Pacific world as it is courted by different powers, securing greater strategic leverage and a pivotal role for Jakarta in regional strategic debates amidst new power alignment. Jakarta’s pro-active role in the ASEAN deliberations has saved the grouping from a major embarrassment, given strength to the grouping, and led to a smoother acceptance of the Indonesian leadership in the Southeast Asian geo-politics. The Indo-Pacific world poses three challenges for the rising Indonesia. Indonesia’s rise has coincided with the emergence of two parallel processes of a new-emerging pentangle of power in the ever-expanding region and a regional cooperative and integrative process under the leadership of ASEAN. The two processes are exhibiting their own complexities, demanding a nuanced approach from Jakarta. The region also throws a plethora of NTS issues.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nisha Mohan. Study analysis Indonesia and indo-pacific world. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(3): 40-44.