This chapter provides analysis of the strategic context facing Indonesia which is dominated by growing competition between China and the United States and the jurisdictional dispute in the South China Sea. The chapter shows how the country's foreign policy objectives shape its naval plans and analyses the political, social and economic factors which determine how those plans are implemented.
|Title of host publication||Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia: Problems and Prospects for Small and Medium Navies**|
|Editors||Geoffrey Till & Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|