Indonesia Widens its Defense Security Net
Prabowo ventures into the Middle East to seek allies
By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
The trip by Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto to Saudi Arabia earlier this month to discuss the potential for defense industry and education cooperation signifies a belief on Jakarta’s part that Indonesia needs to search elsewhere for nontraditional security partners.
That is in the face of evidenc…