KUNDIAWA – Will Indonesia ever invade Papua New Guinea? It’s an eyebrow raising question. To some people it may sound irresponsible, irrational or insensitive.
Of course there is always speculation and theorising about the why, when and how an invasion could occur and possibly the best people to render a credible verdict are those in diplomatic missions, foreign affairs departments and intelligence networks.
But individuals around the region - like Australia, New Zealand, PNG and Indonesia of course - are entitled to their own conjecture, and I have my opinion too.
Before moving to the substantive question, let me start from the periphery by asking could Indonesia invade PNG if it chose to do so?