In recent years, Indonesia's foreign policy seemed to be portraying moderate Islamic identity in international relations. This is in contrast to practices foreign policy of Indonesia, which has historically avoided the reflection factor of Islam while the majority of the population is Muslim. This condition encourages question, why Indonesia's foreign policy promoting moderate Islamic identity. The used methodology in this study is a qualitative in discourse analysis. The results of this study are moderate Islam Indonesia wants to identify its self to distinguish from other Muslim countries, especially the Middle East region; there are expectations of the international community, especially Western countries, to understand and get closer to the Muslim world; Indonesia government wants to accommodate the voice of domestic Muslim community that had been hoping for a better relations with the Muslim world; the motivation of Indonesia to take part in international relations in accordance with the consistency of its worldview.
Keywords: identity, Moderate Islam, Indonesia’s Foreign Policy, and Role
Unduh di sini Jurnal Global Vol. 16 No. 1 Desember 2013-Mei 2014.