This research discusses the role of Indonesian leadership in the effort of managing the South China Sea (LCS) disputes. The purpose of this study is to understand the role of the state in the region and its influence on the dynamics of regional security. This study is a qualitative reseacrh with the deductive model. the analytical framework uses the concept of leadership in regional and security approaches (Regional Powers and Security Framework-RPSF). There are five components that explain the role of initiation, initiation proceedings, discussions in framing issues, considerations of interests, institutional development, and power dissemination. This research finds out that Indonesian role in LCS dispute is quite active but limited impact. The active role of the Indonesian leadership wants to create and maintain an environment that is fulfilled the absence of open conflict in the LCS. The role of Indonesia has limited impact because it finds obstacles in every practice of Indonesia's leadership role in encouraging and supporting the creation of internal dispute solution of LCS from the parties.
- Kawasan, Keamanan, LCS, Peran, Sengketa