Russia-Indonesia Relationship:Assessing Shortcomings and Framing a Response
The article reveals the present peculiar properties of relationship between Russia and Indonesia from its global, regional and bilateral perspective. Contributing to the existing academic writings, the political dialogue, the trade exchanges, as well as the state and the prospects for cooperation at the company level, are analyzed. The novelty of this work stems from a comprehensive analytical synergy between the global, regional and bilateral insights of relations between Russia and Indonesia, which allows to place them in a broad international context. The authors argue that a fresh “top-down” foreign policy initiative with a consolidating effect and in line with Russia-ASEAN Strategic Partnership will be a timely step to re-energize the presently stagnating cooperation between Russia and Indonesia.