I've always been a proponent of this notion called "middle power". For a long time, Indonesia was at the door, knocking to be let into the grouping of countries which call themselves middle powers like Canada, Australia, and others. And now, I believe that Indonesia is well within its right to call itself a "middle power" and start to engage the international forum as such.
The article printed in the Jakarta Post was derived from a paper that I wrote for my Sesdilu course. Am hoping that it would let the ball roll on further discussion on this issue, especially among my peers.
The link is as follows: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/10/30/indonesia-a-new-middle-power039.html