Indonesia's president Joko Widodo visits a military base in the Natuna islands, which border the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

As Indonesia stands up to China, who will follow in Southeast Asia?

  • Richard Heydarian writes that major Southeast Asian nations are beginning to resist China’s territorial claims
  • Until recently neighbouring countries have tried to avoid direct confrontation with Beijing

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Indonesia's president Joko Widodo visits a military base in the Natuna islands, which border the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"