Evan A. Laksmana

Peer-reviewed and refereed research papers

Academic journal

2017. Evan A. Laksmana, "Threats and civil-military relations: Explaining Singapore's "trickle down" military innovation", Defense and Security Analysis, 33 (4): pp. 347-365

2016. Evan A. Laksmana, "The Domestic Politics of Indonesia's Approach to the Tribunal Ruling and the South China Sea", Contemporary Southeast Asia, 38 (3): pp. 382-388

2012. Evan A. Laksmana, “Regional Order by Other Means? Assessing the Rise of Defense Diplomacy in Southeast Asia”, Asian Security 8 (3): pp. 251–270

2011. Evan A Laksmana, “Indonesia’s Rising Regional and Global Profile: Does Size Really Matter?“, Contemporary Southeast Asia 33 (2): pp. 157 – 182

2011. Evan A. Laksmana, “Double Jeopardy: Climate Insecurities and Their Implications for Asian Armed Forces,” Defence Studies 11 (2): pp. 271 – 296

2011. Evan a. Laksmana, “The Enduring Strategic Trinity: Explaining Indonesia’s Geopolitical Architecture,” Journal of the Indian Ocean Region 7 (1): pp. 95-116

2011. Evan A. Laksmana, “Variations on a Theme: Dimensions of Ambivalence in Indonesia-China Relations,” Harvard Asia Quarterly 13 (1): pp. 24-31

Edited volume or book

2017. Evan A. Laksmana, "Pragmatic Equidistance: How Indonesia Manages its Great Power Relations", in China, the United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia, ed. David Denoon. New York, NY: New York University Press, pp. 113-135

2013. Evan A. Laksmana, “Rebalancing Indonesia’s Naval Force: Trends, Natures, and Drivers,” in Naval Modernization in Southeast Asia: Nature, Causes and Consequences, ed. Geoffrey Till and Jane Chan. London: Routledge, pp. 175-203

2011. Evan A. Laksmana, “Defence Diplomacy in Southeast Asia: Trends, Prospects, and Challenges,” in From ‘Boots’ to ‘Brogues’: The Rise of Defence Diplomacy in Southeast Asia, edited by Bhubindar Singh and Tan See Seng. RSIS Monograph 21. Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies), pp. 71 – 89. (Download full book here)

2010. Evan A. Laksmana, “Dinamika Politik Militer Indonesia,” in Panduan Media dan Reformasi Sektor Keamanan, eds. Beni Sukadis and Aditya Batara. Jakarta: Indonesian Institute Defense and Strategic Studies and Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces, pp. 91 – 111.

Book Reviews and Review Essays

"Indonesia in Australia's 2016 Defence White Paper", Security Challenges, Vol. 12, No. 1 (2016): pp. 165-170

Review of ‘Condemned to Crisis?" by Ken Ward, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 37, No. 3 (2015): pp. 505–8

Review of ‘Who Wins? Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict' by Patricia L. Sullivan, Political Studies Review, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2014): pp. 283-284

Review of ‘Neorealism, States, and the Modern Army‘ by Joao Resende-Santos, Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3 (2012), pp. 431-4

"Realism and Non-State Actors Revisited," e-International Relations, January 22, 2013

Rethinking Political Supremacy in War: A Review Essay of Clausewitz and Huntington“, Pointer: Journal of the Singapore Armed Forces, Vol. 34, No. 4 (December 2009): pp. 57 – 66  (included in the online Clausewitz Bibliography compiled by Christopher Bassford)


Evan A. Laksmana, "Drifting towards Dynamic Equilibrium: Indonesia's South China Sea Policy under Yudhoyono," in Thousand Friends, Zero Enemies: Indonesia's Global Role under Yudhoyono (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, forthcoming) 

Evan A. Laksmana and Michael Newell, "Political Violence and Counter-Terrorism in Indonesia: Disputed Boundaries of a Postcolonial State," in Non-Western Responses to Counter-Terrorism , ed. Michael Boyle (Manchester University Press, forthcoming)