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Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Indonesia and Young Leader at the Honolulu-based Pacific Forum Foreign Policy Research Institute. His research focuses on international law and foreign policy in the Asia Pacific. He holds a Master’s in international law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

His articles on the South China Sea and the law of the sea have appeared in international outlets, such as the Lowy Institute the Interpreter, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative CSIS, East Asia Forum (Australian National University), Policy Forum (Australian National University), Asia Global Online (Hongkong University), Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Mongabay, the Jakarta Post, and Bangkok Post.

Articles by Aristyo Rizka Darmawan (9)

Indonesia-Singapore Defence Cooperation Agreement: A Win Win

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

The recent signing of three treaties — a Flight Information Region agreement, a Defence Cooperation Agreement and an extradition treaty — augurs well for relations between Indonesia and Singapore. It is also a boost to regional security.

Indonesia’s New Army Chief: Nudging the Country Towards the Sea

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

The newly-appointed commander of the Indonesian military has an army background. But his appointment comes at a time when Indonesia’s defence challenges fall largely in the maritime domain.

North Natuna Sea: Indonesia Needs More Than a Military Strategy

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

To deter Chinese activities in the North Natuna Sea, Indonesia needs to complement its military assets in the area with a strong civilian presence.

China’s Recent Foray into the North Natuna Sea is Problematic

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

A Chinese survey ship was reported to be operating in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone in the North Natuna Sea last week. This is not new, but this time the survey ship was reportedly accompanied by at least six Chinese naval vessels. Jakarta should consider a firm response to Beijing.

Why the New Indonesia-US Maritime Training Centre is Strategically Important

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

A new maritime training centre established by Indonesia and the United States is emblematic of sustained bilateral cooperation in the maritime domain, and the ASEAN member state’s independent and active foreign policy.