Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

Australian National University (ANU) and University of Indonesia

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan is a PhD Scholar at the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific of Australian National University (ANU). He is also a lecturer in international law at the University of Indonesia and a visiting fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. His research focus is on the law of the sea and maritime security in Southeast Asia. His writing has appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy. He also regularly publishes commentary on contemporary international law in outlets such as The Interpreter, the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), East Asia Forum (Australian National University), Policy Forum (Australian National University), AsiaGlobal Online (The University of Hong Kong), Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Mongabay, The Straits Times, and The Jakarta Post.

Articles by Aristyo Rizka Darmawan


The China-US Rivalry and the Pandemic: Challenges to ASEAN Neutrality

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?


Obstacles to an Indo-Pacific Rules-Based International Order

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Challenges include competing interests, friction generated by US-China rivalry, and the abiding importance states place on asserting national interests over common goals.


Even the British are Coming: ASEAN and the Internationalization of the South China Sea

Thursday, June 10, 2021

While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.


Do You Hear the People Tweet?: The Role of Social Media in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?


AUKUS and the Challenge of Asserting ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, September 30, 2021

ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.


Indonesia Pursues Offshore Energy Exploration Under China’s Shadow

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Indonesia’s decision to expand offshore energy exploration in controversial waters contested by China signals that Jakarta is prepared to meet the risks


Is Indonesia’s Increasing Coast Guard Ties with China a Rational Choice?

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Indonesia has surprised regional security analysts by pursuing much closer cooperation between its coast guard and China’s


Indonesia Aims to Bring ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Closer

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Given their common interests and challenges, countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific should foster closer ties