Past event

Research Event

Regional Security in the Asia-Pacific: An Indonesian Perspective

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme


Dr Roger Darby, Cranfield University
Margareth Sembiring, King's College


As the US re-asserts its security interests in the Asia-Pacific, Indonesia’s role in the region has become more prominent. At the same time, Indonesia has emerged from a preoccupation with its domestic affairs since the election of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2004, and is making a significant contribution to regional and global security within a multilateral co-operative framework.

The speakers will provide a critical analysis of Indonesia’s perspective on regional security and examine the country’s contribution to facilitating this since 2004. They will also discuss the challenges Indonesia currently faces in advancing further regional security initiatives.