Aristyo Rizka Darmawan is a Ph.D. scholar at the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. He is also a lecturer in international law at Universitas Indonesia and a visiting fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. His research focus is on the law of the sea and maritime security in Southeast Asia.
His writing has appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy. He also regularly publishes commentary on contemporary international law in outlets such as The Interpreter, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative CSIS, East Asia Forum (Australian National University), Policy Forum (Australian National University), AsiaGlobal Online (University of Hong Kong), Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Mongabay, The Straits Times and The Jakarta Post.