Indonesian Foreign Policy and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kadewandana, Donie (2021) Indonesian Foreign Policy and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Foreign Policy Review, 14 (3). pp. 44-59. DOI

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This paper examines Indonesia’s foreign policy regarding the handling of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the third most populous country in Asia after China and India, Indonesia has taken strategic steps to handle COVID-19, looking after its citizens both within the country and abroad. The study shows that Indonesia’s foreign policy is carried out through the Alliance for Multilateralism. First, Indonesian citizens abroad are protected by the Indonesian government with the help of large-scale repatriation, especially in countries that have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, the Indonesian government encourages the strengthening of governance within the global health framework by supporting the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Indonesia cooperates with various countries, both regionally and multilaterally, in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The factors that influence Indonesia’s foreign policy regarding the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic include Indonesia’s national interests and the international political situation. These have characterized foreign policy implementation under President Joko Widodo during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:foreign policy, Indonesia, COVID-19, pandemic, mitigation
Subjects:International relations
Social welfare, insurance, health care
ID Code:7376
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:19 Apr 2022 10:42
Last Modified:19 Apr 2022 10:42

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