Indonesia-U.S. Naval Exercises to Counteract Chinese Claims

By Kristen McCannon

Indonesia and the United States recently announced that the two countries will hold joint naval exercises near disputed territory in the South China Sea. Although Indonesia does not claim any of the disputed territory, President Joko Widodo has claimed that China’s claims over the territory violate international law. The United States has also voiced concern over China’s reclamation of reefs in the South China Sea.