August 18, 2022
China, Indonesia, and Malaysia: Waltzing Around Oil Rigs
By Emirza Adi Syailendra
Malaysia and Indonesia have tacitly consented to China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea.
January 21, 2022
Can Bakamla Be at the Forefront of Indonesia’s Natuna Sea Strategy?
By Dedi Dinarto
Scarce resources and inter-agency disputes have hamstrung the development of the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency.
January 14, 2021
Indonesia Beefs Up Its Natuna Island Patrols: Report
By Sebastian Strangio
The move seeks to deter Chinese incursions, while preserving important areas of cooperation between Jakarta and Beijing.
November 05, 2020
The Natuna Standoff: Transcending Fisheries Issues?
By Tiola and Dedi Dinarto
Although Indonesia clings to its non-claimant status, it is beefing up its efforts to deter Chinese maritime incursions.
October 15, 2020
Indonesian Special Envoy Visits China in Show of Cooperation
By Eleanor Albert
As Indonesia and China mark 70 years of relations, ties are marked by a tension between economic cooperation and ongoing maritime frictions.
March 01, 2020
Indonesia, China, and the Natuna Linchpin
By Evan A. Laksmana
Can Indonesia develop a strategy to confront China’s long game in the Natunas and the South China Sea?
January 15, 2020
The Natuna Sea Incident: How Indonesia Is Managing Its Bilateral Relationship With China
By Jefferson Ng
Indonesia’s pragmatic, even-handed approach to the recent Natuna Sea incident shows how China’s rise can be managed.
January 04, 2019
What’s in the New Indonesia South China Sea Base Hype?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent development has spotlighted Jakarta’s ongoing efforts to upgrade and integrate its existing capabilities to address a range of threats.