Indra ALVERDIANIndra Alveradian
Office: Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), ITAMS, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD Thesis Title: The evolution of Indonesia's maritime policy from independence to the present era; Dynamics of political culture and maritime geography

Dr Chris Rahman, Principal Research Fellow / Associate Professor at ANCORS
Prof Clive Schofield, Professor and Director of Research at ANCORS


Mr. Indra Alverdian is a Lecturer at the International Relations Study Program at President University, a developing and expanding private University located in Cikarang, East of Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta. He teaches various subjects including Maritime Security, The Study of War and Peace and also Defence Cooperation in Southeast Asia. He received a scholarship from the Indonesian Endowment Fund For Education (LPDP RI) in 2016 to study a Doctor of Philosophy at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) in 2017.

Prior to commencing his PhD at ANCORS, Indra served as a policy officer and research analyst at both the executive and legislative levels of the Indonesian Government, including at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra and the Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Bureau (BKSAP DPR-RI) House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia. Indra was also actively involved in Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Military Modernization projects in Indonesia involving several Non-Government Organizations such as the Institute for Defence and Security Studies (IODAS) and Pacivis University of Indonesia. Indra was born in Jakarta has a Master’s Degree in International Relations majoring in Strategic and Security Studies from the University of Indonesia. He holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Padjadjaran.

Research interests:

• Maritime Strategy and Security
• Maritime History
• Strategic Culture
• Archipelagic State
• National Security
• Geopolitics
• Indonesia-Australia Maritime Relations
• Asymmetric Warfare
• Military Operations


Escalation and De-Escalation in War Objectives : The Analysis of the Asymmetric War in Lebanon (2006), Aegis Journal,Vol 1 No.1,  2016.

Analysis on Coordination Mechanism : Redefinitions and Regulations Amendments for Indonesia’s Military Operations Other Than War in Indonesia’s National Security System : Actors, Regulations, and Coordination Mechanism Pacivis Ui-Friedrich-Efert Siftung, 2008.

Last reviewed: 16 January, 2019