Natalie Sambhi

Natalie Sambhi is a research fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre where she focuses on Indonesian foreign and defence policy and a PhD scholar at the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in Canberra, focusing on Indonesian military history.

The Indo-Pacific is slowly replacing the Asia-Pacific as the dominant security and economic concept in our region. Natalie Sambhi writes that the complex challenges of this vast region should be approached bit by bit, and Australia, India and Indonesia could start by strengthening trilateral cooperation in the region’s southwest sector, the “Indo-Australis”.