• Aditya Maulana Hasymi



Maritime Doctrine, Strategic Rivalry, Regional Autonomy, Foreign Policy


The strategic rivalry that involved between two major geopolitics power states, United States and China threatening the stability of Southeast Asia regional autonomy. The Sino-US strategic rivalry which happening over maritime access, supremacy, and dominance in Indian Ocean and South China Sea become a particular concern for the ASEAN Member States, including Indonesia. At the same time, Indonesia government under Joko Widodo proposed doctrine maritime through its foreign policy. The aim of maritime doctrine foreign policy is to create a unity from the sea. This paper argue that Indonesia proposed maritime doctrine foreign policy to response the strategic rivalry in Southeast Asia. Using qualitative method, it is revealed the reasons of Indonesian Government using maritime doctrine foreign policy to mediate strategic rivalry in Southeast Asia by: (1) seeks to preserve Southeast Asia’s strategic autonomy and maritime security, and (2) give a conflict resolution for ASEAN to survive between Sino-US strategic rivalry. 


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