Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges for Middle Power Diplomacy
The ascendance of the “middle powers” Korea, Indonesia, and Australia presents an opportunity
to address some of Asia’s most pressing issues from a slightly different perspective. But does Indonesia see itself as a “middle power”? As the world’s attention increasingly shifts to the Asia-Pacific, it is only natural that the largest Southeast Asian nation would stand out among the others. With positive developments happening at home, Indonesia has demonstrated a genuine desire to become a more influential player in the region and beyond.