The Level of Traditional Threats of Indonesia's Defense, Based on Natural Balance of Power

Kennedy, Posma Sariguna Johnson (2018) The Level of Traditional Threats of Indonesia's Defense, Based on Natural Balance of Power. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (ASSEHR), 138. pp. 61-63. ISSN 2352 5398


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The level of threat in this study focused on traditionalthreats, where the actor is a country. Although Indonesia doesnot have traditional enemies, but careless againsttraditional/external threats can be very dangerous. Even weakdefenses can be the entrance to internal conflicts due to foreigninfluences. With a weak defense will also result in reduced stateauthority in international affairs, diplomacy made for theinterests of the state also does not have strong strength. Thebalance of forces in Indonesia with border countries began tochange, due to the increasing trend of defense budgets in strategicenvironments. This paper seeks to see how much of thetraditional threat facing Indonesia in the strategic environment.This is a way of identifying threat levels as an index ofIndonesia's security needs that faced by the military capabilitiesof countries directly by the Indonesian border. Assuming with thenatural balance of power, defined as the state's accountability inraising the potential of power not only seen from its militarycapabilities but also its economy. The built system is expected tocreate a peaceful economic rivalry and not a military conflict between countries. The threat level will be proxies by the relative military capabilities that vary across countries. In accordancewith the concept of the natural balance of power, the asymmetrical balance of militarization of a country is a potentialthreat faced by other countries. The Global Military Index can beused, is an index describing the capacity of a weapon ormilitarization level in a country. The results of this study indicatethat the level of threat facing Indonesia tends to increase, and thecountries in strategic environments are increasing their military strength.

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Subjects: LAW > Law of nations > Law of nations > International law of peace and peace enforcement > The system of collective security > Military pact systems for collective self-defense
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 04:25
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