27 Sep 2023
This paper provides an analysis of the Indonesian perspective on joining the Indo-Pacific EconomicFramework for Prosperity (IPEF). Using official documents, other available published materials,and conversations with several policymakers and experts, it highlights potential challenges inthe negotiation process and later in the implementation of the agreements from Indonesia’sviewpoint. The paper argues that Indonesia sees the IPEF as an opportunity to engage with theUnited States (US) in shaping common rules and standards to support regional stability. At thesame time, it wants to ensure that the IPEF agreements align with the country and the Associationof Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) principles, inclusivity and complementarity. While the IPEFis seen as an ‘empty vessel’ that could increase US-China competition in the region and threatenASEAN centrality and integrity, Indonesia nevertheless expects the IPEF to become a new platformto promote the US’ economic re-engagement in the Indo-Pacific, boost regional competitivenessand standards, and address emerging global issues collaboratively.
Author: Siwage Dharma Negara and Maria Monica Wihardja
著者 Siwage Dharma Negara and Maria Monica Wihardja
Editors: Amitendu Palit, Ramita Iyer
編者 Amitendu Palit, Ramita Iyer
Project Lead: Cristita Perez
プロジェクト担当 Cristita Perez