Australian Foreign Affair sIssue 3 July 2018: Australia and Indonesia: Can We Be Friends?

Pearlman, Jonathan (ed.).

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We have had a turbulent relationship over the years with ‘the country upstairs’, and we need to deepen ties to avoid a wider gulf in the future. Issues discussed include the growth of conservative Islam in Indonesia; misperceptions in Indonesian perspectives of Australia; why we should embrace the rise of Indonesia; China’s authoritarian revival; Myanmar and the Rohingya crisis; and our own economic and political challenges in keeping pace with Indonesia.

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While we can never ignore Indonesia's potential as a threat, its potential as an ally is more important to us now than it has ever been." Hugh White The third issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the turbulent relationship between Australia and Indonesia, and the missteps and missed opportunities that have prevented the forging of a friendship. It examines Indonesia's rise, its sharp religious and political divisions, and the opportunities and challenges this presents for Australia. Australia and Indonesia is crucial reading for anyone wanting to understand the intricacies of one of Australia's most important relationships. As Asia's power balance changes, the two neighbours need to deepen ties now to avoid a wider gulf in the future. *Hugh White examines why Australia should embrace the rise of Indonesia, which could be a valuable ally but also a dangerous adversary. *Jennifer Rayner analyses Australia's economic and political challenges as it struggles to keep pace with its northern neighbour. *Endy M. Bayuni reports on the Indonesian perspective on Australia and the misperceptions that hinder closer ties. *Tim Lindsey explores the growth of conservative Islam in Indonesia, reflecting on what this means for Australia and the world. *Julia Wallace discusses Myanmar and the Rohingya crisis. *Richard McGregor examines China's authoritarian revival. PLUS Correspondence from Tim Costello, Jim Molan, Peter Jennings, Chengxin Pan and more.

Book Details

Author Pearlman, Jonathan (ed.).
Format PB
Publisher Black Inc.
Imprint Black Inc.
Number of Pages 96
Publish Date 9/07/2018
Catalogue Feb19
Catalogue book number 2020