Can Indonesia lead? Maritime tensions with China escalate

9 January 2020

As catostrophic bushfires in Australia and flooding in Indonesia avert the focus to natural disasters, a resurgence of tensions between Indonesia and China in the South China Sea is a development to monitor in 2020, - one that has broader implications for Australia and its partners in the Indo-Pacific region.  

Read the full article by Greta Nabbs-Keller in The Interpreter (9 January 2020, Lowy Institute).


(The image above is of: SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 20, 2018) The Indonesian Navy frigate KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (FFG-33) receives fuel from Military Sealift Command's fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) during an underway replenishment in Indonesian territorial waters. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy photo/Released, via Flickr).