Australia-Indonesia: An uncertain world makes for firm friends

7 February 2020

Indonesia’s former ambassador to Australia, Imron Cotan, recently characterised Indonesia and Australia as “like-minded” countries, speaking in the context of economic priorities ahead of President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo’s three-day visit to Australia. However, for many in the Australia media, academic, and policy community, “like-mindedness” is not the first descriptor that springs to mind when considering the relationship..  

Read the full article by Greta Nabbs-Keller in The Interpreter (7 February 2020, Lowy Institute).

(Image: Australia’s Scott Morrison and Indonesia’s Joko Widodo in October 2019 (Photo: Australian Embassy Jakarta/Flickr, Creative Commons BY 2.0. View licence).