This article makes an interlinked analysis of the material and ideational factors that constitute the main coordinates of democratic Indonesia's foreign policy. Unlike traditional rationalist analyzes, it proposes a sociocultural approach with the aim of making a sophisticated understanding of the ideas and practices of the international behaviour of the Indonesian State. It develops an analysis of the internal political cycles of democratic Indonesia and synthesizes the main features of its foreign policy. Finally, discusses the reasons and motives for Indonesia to be, not to be, or coming to be, an important international actor.
- INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS