Evan A Laksmana

Nonresident Fellow
Areas of expertise

International security policy; strategic policy; civil-military relations; Indonesian defense and security policy

Evan A Laksmana
Biography
Publications

Evan A. Laksmana is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation of the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He was previously Senior Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Indonesia. He has held research and visiting positions with the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, the National Bureau of Asian Research, Sydney University, the Lowy Institute for International Policy, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

His peer-reviewed research has appeared in Journal of Contemporary Asia, Asian Security, Asian Politics & Policy, Defence Studies, Defense & Security Analysis, Asia Policy, Contemporary Southeast Asia, and others. He has also written for Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, among others, and has contributed to RAND, Brookings Institution, International Institute for Strategic Studies, and others. He has consulted for various international research and government agencies including PRIO, UNODC, and others. He earned his PhD in political science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as a Fulbright Presidential Scholar.

Indonesia Poll 2021 - Charting their own course
Polling
Indonesia Poll 2021 - Charting their own course
The Indonesia Poll 2021 — Charting their own course, conducted a decade after the Lowy Institute’s last poll in the country, is based on fieldwork carried out in December…
Reports
Anchoring the Indo-Pacific
A report by Premesha Saha, Ben Bland, and Evan A. Laksmana published by the Observer Research Foundation. 
Indonesia has a stake in Australia’s Lombrum plans too
Indonesia has a stake in Australia’s Lombrum plans too
The Australian debate over the Lobrum naval base almost entirely ignores Indonesia.
Reinforcing Indonesia–Australia defence relations: The case for maritime recalibration
Analyses
Reinforcing Indonesia–Australia defence relations: The case for maritime recalibration
A maritime realignment of Australia–Indonesia defence relations could shape the broader Indo-Pacific security architecture and provide an additional strategic hedge for…
Indonesia–US relations: sweating the small stuff
Indonesia–US relations: sweating the small stuff
The strategic big picture was missing when US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Jakarta.
Southeast Asian perspectives on US–China competition
Reports
Southeast Asian perspectives on US–China competition
Southeast Asians inhabit a region increasingly shaped by competition between the United States and China. This joint Lowy Institute–Council on Foreign Relations Report seeks to…
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