Indonesia’s Role towards Regional Security in Southeast Asia vis-à-vis Serbia’s Role in Western Balkans: The Challenges and Prospective Cooperation

Sabriana Jayaputri

Abstract


The regional security threats that affect the political upheaval in Southeast Asia nowdays are particularly on maritime threats such as South China Sea dispute; and Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, which involve territorial and border dispute among ASEAN members.

The regional security threats that affect the political upheaval in the Southeast Asia nowdays are particularly on maritime threats as South China Sea dispute; and IUU Fishing, are involving territorial and border dispute among ASEAN members. Moreover, Indonesia as an archipelagic country in the region, is also facing illegal fishing problem. Meanwhile the problem of terrorism, asylum seeker, migrants and refugees and trans-national organized crime are another part in an ongoing counter-measures.

At the other case, after new President elected in 2017, Serbia also continues to face challenges that affect its role in Western Balkan. The Kosovo issue and the attempt for EU accession seems related. Some challenges that both Serbia and Indonesia face that could undermine the stability of politics and security, not only internally, but in the region. Both countries have the role on the stability in the political and security aspects in each region. Its role supposed to be a long-term, facing the security challenges among neighboring countries.

This paper examines Indonesia’s and Serbia’s foreign policy and its role in each region as well as the impacts and the possibility of cooperation between Indonesia and Serbia in respective bilateral relations. Albeit, there are differences between Indonesia’s and Serbia’s role in two regional communities that share certain security practices.

 

Key words: Indonesia, Serbia, Regional Security, ASEAN, EU

 


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