Jurnal Penelitian Politik
Vol 14, No 1 (2017): Transformasi Identitas Keindonesiaan

Politik Luar Negeri Indonesia Terhadap Tiongkok: Memperjuangkan Kepentingan Nasional Di Tengah Ketidakseimbangan Kekuatan

Siswanto, Siswanto (Unknown)
Wuryandari, Ganewati (Unknown)
Sriyanto, Nanto (Unknown)
Ramadhan, Mario Surya (Unknown)
Prabaningtyas, Rizka Fiani (Unknown)

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Publish Date
20 Jul 2018


ABSTRACTThis paper would like to describe Indonesias foreign policy towards China in the Reform period. As we known that Indonesia-China bilateral relations  have been going on since the 1950s. The relations have ups and downs condition in accordance with the dynamics of domestic politics of each country. It is exciting that in Reform period that  bilateral cooperation has been increasing especially in the field of politics and economy. In other hand, there is  obstacle in this bilateral cooperation.  The cooperation based on imbalance power relation (asymmetric power relations) which will affect to the bargaining position of each country in struggling for national interests. China as a nation with greater national power will be easier in fighting for its national interests compared to Indonesia as a country with smaller national power. To solve the obstacle, Indonesias position as a middle power country can be a strategic instrument in facing China. Position as an middle power is based on a number of identifications of its capacity and political behavior in international relations such as ; a diplomatic initiator in realizing stability / security and peace in the region. Finally, in closing remark that this paper is expected to give input to the direction of Indonesian foreign policy towards China so that it has more bargaining position in fighting its national interests against China in the midst of imbalance power (asymmetric power relations)Keywords: Foreign policy, power imbalance, national interest

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