Indonesia Plays a Skillful Diplomatic Game
Balancing China and the West for mutual gain
By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
The events of the past year demonstrate the sophistication of the Indonesian government in its relations both with the western powers and with Beijing in the South China Sea, maintaining balanced relations with all parties to further its own interests primarily focused on trade and investment.
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