Indonesia and Regional Security
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This chapter examines Indonesia's approach to regional security within the context of contending security approaches adopted by its regional partners on the one hand, and its opposition to collective defense systems on the other. The first section provides an overview of Indonesia's approach to regional security from a historical perspective. The second examines Indonesia's experience in bilateral security arrangements, especially with the United States in the 1950s and then with Australia in the 1990s. The third examines Indonesia's view of, and involvement in, ASEAN and the ARF as multilateral cooperative security endeavors. The fourth discusses Indonesia's participation in UN-sanctioned peacekeeping operations and how they relate to, and interact with, its preference for regional self-reliance in its approach to security. The final section examines Indonesia's view and approach to regional security in the post-Suharto era, and more specifically, after September 11, 2001.