7 December 2022, 2 pm
Czech Academy of Sciences, lecture hall 108
Národní 3, Prague 1
The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences & the Prague Platform for Southeast Asian Studies cordially invite you to an international seminar Indonesia – an Emerging Middle Power and Partner of the EU in the Indo-Pacific.
The aim of this international seminar is to analyze Indonesia’s position as an emerging middle power in the Indo-Pacific and a major new actor on the global geopolitical scene in general. Indonesia has traditionally been considered – given its size and population – as a natural regional power, but has been perceived globally as a country ‘punching below its weight’. More recently, however, it has also increasingly been seen as a global middle power with influence comparable to the political and economic clout of some European countries. This recognition of Indonesia’s newfound status has been reflected, for example, in its G20 presidency in 2022, which the country’s diplomats and politicians have handled exceedingly well given the turbulent global situation. It is always tricky to predict how exactly Indonesia will succeed but one thing is certain – Indonesia is a country to watch.
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