Studies on Communication between Nations inside Indonesian Softpower Diplomacy in the South Pacific Region

Political, financial and organizational support for the separatist freedom movement (OPM) has been given to these small states in a spirit of unity between the Melanesian Spearhead Party (MSG). This international organization is based on the identity of the Melanesian brotherhood, which was founded in 1986 by four small states in the Pacific, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon and Vanuatu, as well as the New Caledonia Kanak National Liberation Front. These small states are linked to small developed states in numerous international forums, including the United Nations (UN). Often these small states group a surprising international platform with a hard declaration, so that they are accepted by the world, because their voting rights are equal to other members. This organization was keen enough to support the OPM liberation movement to achieve Papua’s independence, which is why Indonesia tried to become a member of the Melanesian Spearhead Groups (MSG), because Indonesia tried to become a member. The emergence of political maneuvers that continue to attack the Indonesian government’s sovereignty against Papua, increasing the view that there is a need for a grand strategy to increase the awareness and support of small island states in terms of free movement for Papua, especially in the United Nations forum through public diplomacy with regard to communication between nations.

Author (s) Details

Joevi Roedyati
Sahid University, Sahid Sudirman Residence 5th Floor, Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hafied Changara
Hasanudin University, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km 10, Makassar, Indonesia.

Michael Dua
Atmajaya University, Jalan Sudirman No. 51, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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