Sam Roggeveen
Sam Roggeveen

Sam Roggeveen is director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute and founding editor of The Interpreter website.

As a contributor

Could Indonesia Ever Be an Ally?

Canberra and Jakarta face similar threats in a changing Asia. Could this lead to closer ties?

The next issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia’s relationship with Indonesia and the prospects of the two neighbours working together to boost their collective security as tensions in Asia increase.

The Jakarta Option looks at how Canberra should adapt to a changing Indonesia as the world’s fourth-most populous nation enters a new era under its next president, Prabowo Subianto.

AFA5 Are We Asian Yet?
History vs Geography

The latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia’s struggle to define its place in Asia as it balances its historic ties to the West with its geography. 

Articles by Sam Roggeveen

Black text on a grey background reads: The case for a larger Indonesian diaspora
Solving Australia’s foreign affairs challenges

Extracts by Sam Roggeveen

Negotiating the end of the American era
Is the alliance making us less safe?