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The Australian National University

Briliantina Putri

PhD student

Bachelor of Social Science (University of Indonesia), M.Sc. (RSIS-NTU Singapore)

Briliantina Putri

Briliantina commenced her PhD study at the NSC in September 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Indonesia and a Master of Strategic Studies from Nanyang Technological University, RSIS, Singapore. Briliantina has been working for the ┬áMinistry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia since 2004. She has been dealing with issues such as Indonesia’s bilateral relations with Germany, public diplomacy, and program planning and monitoring.

Research interests

  • Indonesian foreign policy
  • International relations
  • Maritime security

Thesis topic

Indonesia is the largest archipelagic state in South East Asia and located at the cross-roads between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and between the Asian and Australian continents. Maritime security is an important concept for Indonesia and becomes one of the elements of the global maritime fulcrum vision pronounced by the county’s leader. Maritime security requires close cooperation in the maritime domain between Indonesia and strategic partners, like Australia. With the objective of creating a stable and secure maritime environment for these close neighbours, Indonesia and Australia must identify and discuss issues of common concern and possible areas of cooperation.

Briliantina’s research aims to provide an understanding of what maritime security means for Indonesia as a middle power and how Indonesia develops maritime security cooperation with Australia.


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