Follow us

ASEAN Security Watch

Indonesian peacekeeping forces personnel march in a parade during the celebrations for the National Armed Forces Day at the Halim Perdanakusuma airbase in Jakarta, Oct. 5, 2019.

Presidential Decree Underscores Indonesian Military’s Counterterror Role

President Jokowi has become more beholden to the military, analyst Zachary Abuza says.

Zachary Abuza

Dr. Zachary Abuza is a professor at the National War College in Washington where he focuses on Southeast Asian politics and security issues, including governance, insurgencies, democratization and human rights, and maritime security.

He is the author of five books, including Conspiracy of Silence: The Insurgency in Southern Thailand (2008), Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia (2006), Militant Islam in Southeast Asia (2003), and Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam (2001). His latest book, Forging Peace in Southeast Asia: Insurgencies, Peace Processes, and Reconciliation, is a comparative analysis of the peace processes in Aceh, Mindanao, and southern Thailand (2016).

In addition, he has authored four monographs on security issues in Southeast Asia, as well as a major survey on the media and civil society in Vietnam for the National Endowment for Democracy.

View Full Site