Jakarta's Indo-Pacific vision needs greater clarity

Stretched across 4,700km - from Aceh in the west to Papua in the east - the 17,000 islands that constitute modern Indonesia stand at the heart of the so-called "Indo-Pacific" theatre, the geopolitical pivot of the 21st century.

Cognisant of its geopolitical potential, Jakarta is emerging as one of the contending architects of a new security architecture for the region.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 22, 2018, with the headline 'Jakarta's Indo-Pacific vision needs greater clarity'. Print Edition | Subscribe