Global Maritime Fulcrum: Indonesia’s Middle Power Strategy Between Belt And Road Initiatives (BRI) and Free-Open Indo Pacific (FOIP)

Fadhila Inas Pratiwi, Irfa Puspitasari, Indah Hikmawati, Harvian Bagus

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to correlate Indonesia’s global maritime fulcrum (GMF) as Indonesia’s middle power strategy to its response to the two geopolitical strategies of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) of the Quad (the United States, India, Japan and Australia). This article used the process-tracing method to examine the information sourced from journal articles, news media outlets, government press releases and other resources. The article unfolds in four sections. The first explains the background of why the global maritime fulcrum was chosen as Indonesia’s middle power strategy response tothe BRI and FOIP. The second explains how Indonesia uses the GMF as its middle power strategy. The third part explores how the middle power strategy through the GMF policy responds tothe BRI. The last part elaborates on Indonesia’s strategy when responding to the FOIP. It concludes that it is prevalent that Indonesia uses the GMF as its middle power strategy when responding to the BRI and FOIP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-54
Number of pages25
JournalCentral European Journal of International and Security Studies
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Belt and Road Initiatives
  • Indonesia
  • free-open Indo Pacific
  • global maritime fulcrum
  • middle power

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