Talking Indonesia: foreign policy under Jokowi

How does the foreign policy of Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, differ to that of his predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono? Has Indonesia’s approach changed to its relations with China and the United States? What are the prospects for bilateral ties between Australia and Indonesia under Prime Minister Tony Abbott and President Jokowi?


In the second instalment of the Talking Indonesia podcast, I recently interviewed Dr Evi Fitriani, head of the department of international relations at the University of Indonesia, on these issues in Jakarta.


Look out for a new Talking Indonesia interview each week during the first month of the podcast, and fortnightly thereafter.


Official White House photo by Pete Souza


Dave McRae is a Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He is also an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.