Entries by Ahmad Rizky M Umar, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/ahmad-rizky/

Prabowo’s China dilemma

Since Jokowi came to power, China has become Indonesia’s biggest trading partner and a major source of investment. Indonesia has benefited from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and China’s investment in the local nickel industry has been pivotal in accelerating Indonesia’s dominance in that industry. So it is not surprising that Prabowo visited China earlier this month, well ahead of his formal inauguration.

Another BRIC in the wall? Indonesia’s BRICS dilemma

On August 2023, President Widodo attended the 15th annual BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in Indonesia’s capacity as ASEAN Chair. Indonesia will remain outside BRICS for the time being. But big questions remain. Will Indonesia will join the bloc in the future? And does Indonesia share BRICS’ enthusiasm for challenging Western dominance of the international order?

Indonesia has great hopes for the G20. Will it deliver?

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There are reasons to be sceptical about whether this week's G20 Summit will deliver on the Indonesian government's aims.

Strange bedfellows: why do far-right leaders support Indonesia’s promotion of ‘moderate Islam’?

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Indonesia’s promotion of “moderate Islam” has gained support from some unlikely allies.

Can Albanese rebuild relations with Indonesia?

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If the new Australian government is to establish trustworthy relations with Indonesia, more understanding and engagement will be key.

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