On Thursday, 5 March 2020, FPCI Research and Analysis (FPCI RnA) in collaboration with Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) convened a roundtable discussion on “The Global Maritime Fulcrum in Jokowi’s 2nd Term: Enhancing Strategic Clarity and Policy Content”. This topic was raised due to President Jokowi’s vision of Global Maritime Fulcrum as Indonesia’s grand strategy. However, the vision seems to be fading at the beginning of President Jokowi’s 2nd term. It can be seen in how the terms “maritime” and “Global Maritime Fulcrum (GMF)” have become rarely mentioned by the President as well as the Foreign Minister during the 2020 annual press statement.
The discussion was colored by a variety of comments and questions coming from diplomats, lecturers, experts, and researchers. The discussion concluded that despite the noticeable absence of the label GMF, the policy content and the spirit of GMF remains. The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment also remains active, the maritime law has been passed, and the action plans for GMF will continue to be pursued. At last, the participants agreed that maritime policies must remain at the heart of Indonesia’s strategic orientation and national development.