• The Red Line

Episode 30. The Geopolitics of Indonesia

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With a new cold war between the USA and China looming on the horizon the balance of power in Asia is being drawn up, with Beijing and Washington vying for influence in the region. Of all the nations of importance though none will be as crucial as Indonesia. Set to be the 4th largest economy by the year 2050 Indonesia is quickly becoming a regional leader, one that could dictate the direction for ASEAN and SE Asia for decades to come. So we sat down with our expert panel to talk about the future of this soon to be giant.


Kyle Springer

  • US Asia Centre

Natalie Sambhi

  • Verve Research

Gordon Flake

  • US Asia Centre

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