Awidya Santikajaya

Awidya Santikajaya is PhD candidate at Australian National University. His PhD research concentrates on comparative foreign policies of non-BRIC emerging powers, using Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey as case studies. His study is funded by the World Bank-Government of Indonesia’s SPIRIT scholarship. He holds a master of international relations from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor degree in economics from University of Indonesia.

Indonesian diplomats have been encouraged to promote the country’s exports and attract more foreign investment. But as Awidya Santikajaya writes, unless trade liberalisation is also part of the discussion, their efforts will not come to much.