2023 / 12 / 04 (Mon.)


ROLES Workshop "Understanding Indonesia: Why the World’s Third-Largest Democracy Won’t Take Sides in the US-China Rivalry"

In Western capitals, there has been much hope that Indonesia – Southeast Asia’s largest nation – could be convinced to join a geostrategic “alliance of democracies” against China. This talk explains why Indonesia won’t do so. The reasons range from the country’s traditional belief in non-alignment to the pragmatism of the current leaders, which places economic benefits above ideological affinity with the West.
Speaker: Dr. Marcus Mietzner, Associate Professor, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Discussant: Dr. Ayame Suzuki, Professor, Faculty of Law Department of Political Science, Doshisha University
Discussant: Dr. Masaaki Okamoto, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Date: December 4, 2023, 14:00-16:00 (JST)
RCAST Building 3, M2F floor, Seminar Room-1
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Format: In-person
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Language: English