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'Hot peace' challenges Indonesian diplomacy

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, December 1, 2019   /  03:21 pm
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Former foreign minister Marty Natalegawa (center) speaks during a panel at the Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy in Jakarta, on Nov. 30, 2019.(courtesy of Foreign Ministry/courtesy of Foreign Ministry)

Indonesia must find a panacea for the “hot peace” simmering as a result of growing tensions among the world’s strategic rivalries, foreign policy experts said on Saturday as the government called for global collective leadership to maintain peace in the community of nations. Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) founder Dino Patti Djalal defined “hot peace” as a 21st-century condition of geostrategic rivalry between countries with a zero-sum mentality, a clear reference to the ongoing competition between superpowers China and the United States. “The Cold War is behind us, but there is something new coming that will [destabilize] the peace. This is indeed the consequence of hot peace,” Dino said in his opening remarks at the Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) in Jakarta on Saturday. The conference, the largest of its ki...