Indonesia's Foreign Policy Under President Jokowi: More Domestic and Nationalist Orientations

Authors(1) :-Ludiro Madu

This paper argues that more domestic and nationalist orientations of Indonesian foreign policy have strongly remarked the Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's diplomacy in international relations. Presidential change from Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) to Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo has shifted the way the country practiced its diplomacy towards others. Different from SBY's government, the newly elected president has gradually taken more attention to domestic orientation. While maintaining SBY's achievement on international activism of Indonesian diplomacy, Jokowi's government seeks to find a new space for filling the gap that the previous government seemed to be ignored, that is domestic orientation. President Jokowi has promoted Indonesia as the global maritime axis. In doing so, Indonesia has used its international position for increasing its national economic interests and political sovereignty. By analyzing the importance of nexus between democratic domestic politics and foreign policy, this paper explains two cases on vessel sinks and death penalty. These cases have actually reflected the orientations of Indonesian foreign policy and significantly contributed to the reorientation of Indonesia's foreign policy under the Jokowi government.

Authors and Affiliations

Ludiro Madu

Indonesia's foreign policy, domestic and nationalist orientations, death penalty, sinking boat, Jokowi's government.

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 189-197
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173358
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Ludiro Madu, " Indonesia's Foreign Policy Under President Jokowi: More Domestic and Nationalist Orientations", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.189-197 , March-April-2017.
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