How Indonesia keeps maritime tensions from defining its relationship with China

“Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world,” Napoleon Bonaparte once memorably said about the immeasurable potential of China.
The French emperor’s foreboding, however, could equally apply to Indonesia, which stands at the heart of the “Indo-Pacific” realm, the new dominant geopolitical framework of the 21st century.
As Indonesia begins to assert its interests commensurate to its growing geopolitical weight, it could soon find itself at loggerheads…



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