Making the Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific is an idea with a crucial purpose: avoid war. It’s a lot to ask of a geographic construct that barely existed a decade ago. The journey from construct to competition has been short and sharp.

Australia and Indonesia: Close friends at last?

Despite the two countries’ proximity Jokowi’s speech was only the second time an Indonesian president had performed the honor in the 70-year history of their diplomatic relations, with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono being the first a decade ago.

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