Why Indonesia Chose Autonomy Over BRICS Membership

Joining BRICS would be perceived as a major change in Indonesia’s hedging and issue balancing policy, under which Jakarta tilts more towards the U.S. in security affairs and China on economic issues

P AS U.S. President Joe Biden walks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo as he departs from Bali on November 14, 2022. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)