Indonesian troops undergo inspection at Natuna military base in the Riau islands. Photo: Handout Indonesian troops undergo inspection at Natuna military base in the Riau islands. Photo: Handout
Indonesian troops undergo inspection at Natuna military base in the Riau islands. Photo: Handout
Ankit Panda
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Opinion

Ankit Panda

It’s time for Southeast Asia to stand together against China – with Indonesia leading the way

  • Ankit Panda writes that it’s not too late for Indonesia to lead Southeast Asia back toward institutionalised solutions as talks continue toward an Asean-China code of conduct for the South China Sea.

Indonesian troops undergo inspection at Natuna military base in the Riau islands. Photo: Handout Indonesian troops undergo inspection at Natuna military base in the Riau islands. Photo: Handout
Indonesian troops undergo inspection at Natuna military base in the Riau islands. Photo: Handout
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.