Evan A. Laksmana

Public policy research and working papers

2017. Evan A. Laksmana, "ASEAN centrality in the South China Sea", in Southeast Asian Perspectives on US-China Competition, ed. Aaron Connelly (Lowy Institute for International Policy and Council on Foreign Relations)

2014. Evan A. Laksmana, “Indonesia’s strategic thinking: breaking out of its shell?“, in Regional Security Outlook 2015, ed. Ron Huisken (Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific), pp. 35 -38

2011. Evan A. Laksmana, “Stirring from Beyond the Borders? American Military Assistance and Defense Reform in Indonesia,” Asia Centre Southeast Asia Observatory Study. (*Reviewed and recommended by Australia Strategic Policy Institute’s The Strategist)

2011. Evan A. Laksmana, “The Indonesian Military and Disaster Relief: Potential Pitfall and Challenges,” in Issues in Human Security in Asia, ed. Yang Razali Kassim Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and RSIS, pp.25-27 (Available here)

2010. Evan A. Laksmana, “Dari Reformasi Militer Menuju Transformasi Pertahanan: Tantangan dan Prospek ke Depan“, [From Military Reform to Defense Transformation: Prospects and Challenges Ahead], Indonesian Review, Vol. 1: pp. 1 – 12

2009. Evan A. Laksmana, “Molding a Strategic and Professional Indonesian Military: Policy Options for the Next Administration”, The Indonesian Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3 (August): pp. 352-363

2009. Evan A. Laksmana, “The Preponderance of Geography: Revisiting American Grand Strategy in Asia,” Working Paper No. 1 (Bangkok: American Studies Program, Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University)

2008. Evan A. Laksmana,  “Spoilers, Partners, and Pawns: Military Organizational Behaviour and Civil-Military Relations in Indonesia,” RSIS Working Paper No. 161 (Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies)

Newspaper op-eds and commentaries



Defense and military Policy

Foreign policy and regional security

Published policy reports

2010. Evan A. Laksmana and Rizal Sukma, “The Quest for the “Middle Way”: Indonesian Perspectives on Current Developments in Myanmar,” in Current Realities and Future Possibilities in Burma/Myanmar: Perspectives from Asia,  Task Force on U.S. Policy toward Burma/ Myanmar (New York: The Asia Society)

2010. Evan A. Laksmana and Hadi Soesastro, “Indonesia” in Does Fairness Matter?, ed. Hakan Altinay, Global Economy and Development Working Paper, No. 40 (Washington: Brookings Institution), pp. 17-19

2008. Evan A. Laksmana and Leonard C. Sebastian (editors), The Future of Indonesia beyond 2014, RSIS Conference Report (Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies)

Policy essays