19 minutes | Aug 3, 2020

Ep. 27: ‘Independent’ Indonesia Now Has to Pick Sides

Indonesia assumes the Security Council presidency this month, and two big items are on its agenda: burgeoning its role as a 'bridge builder' between small and large powers on the Council, and transitioning the Council to in-person voting on Council resolutions. On today's show, we hear from Indonesian Ambassador to the UN, Dian Triansyah Djani, as well as Dr. Moch Faisal Karim, Assistant Professor in International Relations at Bina Nusantara University, located in the in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Although Indonesia is a regional power in Southeast Asia and the fourth most populated country in the world, Ambassador Djani describes his country's diplomatic style in the UN Security Council as “quiet” — an approach requiring patience and tolerance of its members. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue
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