Andree Surianta is an Australia Awards PhD scholar at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and an Associate Researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies. His PhD thesis investigates the impact of Indonesia’s technology transfer policies on the country’s effort to attract more investment amid the geographical reconfiguration of the global value chains.
The incoming president’s ambition may be hostage to the influence of some big ministerial names.
People exchanges between the two countries will deepen the economic partnership, regardless of leadership change.
Much more than only trade and investment, the Indonesian President has grander ambitions for the two neighbours.