Secretary Mattis’ Visit

The United States’ Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met with Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. From the press coverage on his three-day visit, it’s clear that among the topics discussed concerns the United States’ position vis-a-vis China, particularly related to the South China Sea. Minister Mattis spoke of the importance of a cooperation in that regard, but does Indonesia really care to?

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