Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and New Capital Plans

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Dr Deasy Simandjuntak discusses with Fulcrum editor Julia Lau her analysis of Indonesia's foreign policy goals and direction post-G20 in 2022 and in advance of its ASEAN chairmanship in 2023. Other topics they talk about are Indonesia's regional leadership, the planned new capital of Indonesia, and Dr Simandjuntak's future research projects.

Dr Deasy Simandjuntak discusses with Fulcrum editor Julia Lau her analysis of Indonesia’s foreign policy goals and direction post-G20 in 2022 and in advance of its ASEAN chairmanship in 2023. Other topics they talk about are Indonesia’s regional leadership, the planned new capital of Indonesia, and Dr Simandjuntak’s future research projects.

Guest speaker Dr Deasy Simandjuntak
Guest speaker Dr Deasy Simandjuntak with host Ms Julia Lau in Dialogues at Fulcrum. (Screenshot: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Dialogues at Fulcrum is a podcast published by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. For quick reference, the themes below were addressed during the podcast:

1:07 – Indonesia’s foreign policy 

4:47 – De-escalating situation in Ukraine and examples of Indonesia’s approach

5:18 – Myanmar crisis: ASEAN’s reactions and the Five-Point Consensus

7:48 – Options available to ASEAN regarding Myanmar

11:40 – Indonesia as a middle power

17:20 – Planned new capital of Indonesia, Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN)

27:08 – IKN as a “smart, green” city 

28:30 – Potential issues regarding inequalities in IKN and in-migration 

35:45 – Dr Simandjuntak’s next research goals

Deasy Simandjuntak is an Associate Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.