Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, Ph.D

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Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, born on 6 February 1967, is a Professor of International Relations, at the Department of International Relations, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung-INDONESIA. Currently is  Vice Rector for Relations and Cooperations, at the same university. The writer obtained MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University, UK (British Chevening Scholarhsip, 1994) and Ph.D from Flinders University-Australia (Australian Development Scholarship, 2002).His subject interests are foreign policies and strategic studies.
He had also experiences as  overseas visiting fellows in several places, such as:
  1. DAAD Research Visiting Fellow, Indonesia Research Unit, Institute of Political Sciences, International Relations/Foreign Policy Studies, University of Giessen, Germany (2005).
  1. Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) Research and Teaching Fellowship (2004), Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia.
  1. Visiting Fellow, Clingendael Institute of International Relations, Denhaag-Netherlands (Feb-March 2004)
  1. Fulbright Fellows, University of Southern Carolina, Columbia-USA (June-July 2003).
  1. Asian Visiting Fellow, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Copenhagen-Denmark (March 2003).


Books by this author

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Indonesia and the Muslim World

Between Islam and Secularism in the Foreign Policy of Soeharto and Beyond

This stud explores Islam as a domestic political variable in Indonesia’s foreign policy since independence, arguing that increasingly Indonesia’s foreign policy toward the Muslim world has become based on domestic political struggles. In support of this argument, the author mainly draws on material from the period when the New Order regime ruled, but also brings in more recent material to demonstate how Indonesian foreign policy is still shaped by the same forces today