Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

Lecturer in International Law, University of Indonesia

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan is Lecturer in International Law at the University of Indonesia and a member of the Young Leaders Programme at the Honolulu-based Pacific Forum Foreign Policy Research Institute. His research focuses on international law and foreign policy in the Asia Pacific.

Chinese coast guard personnel on duty, 2 May 2020. (Xinhua)

Indonesian academic: China’s new coast guard law escalatory and without legal basis

A new Chinese law, which gives its coast guard legal cover to fire on foreign vessels in contested waters, is worrying. Indonesian academic Aristyo Rizka Darmawan feels that countries seeking peace and stability in the South China Sea should do something about it.