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Indonesia Shuts Down Bar Chain Following Blasphemy Controversy
June 30, 2022

Indonesia Shuts Down Bar Chain Following Blasphemy Controversy

By Sebastian Strangio
Blasphemy prosecutions have become more common over the past two decades, undermining Indonesia's reputation as a moderate Islamic state.

Zon, Zen, and the Art of Mass Mobilization in Indonesia
November 10, 2017

Zon, Zen, and the Art of Mass Mobilization in Indonesia

By Terry Russell
Islamists have gained strength thanks to political support from Prabowo Subianto's allies.
Stop Calling Indonesia a Role Model. It's Stopped Being One.
May 29, 2017

Stop Calling Indonesia a Role Model. It's Stopped Being One.

By Benedict Rogers
"It’s over for Indonesia’s tradition of moderation... In ten years, Indonesia could be Pakistan."

Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
May 12, 2017

Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?

By Benedict Rogers
"Indonesia’s pluralism isn’t simply in peril, it is on life support."

The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
April 21, 2017

The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future

By Nithin Coca
Ahok's defeat says less about the rise of Islamism and more about the strength of entrenched political interests.

Packed Lunch Protesters: Outrage for Hire in Indonesia
February 03, 2017

Packed Lunch Protesters: Outrage for Hire in Indonesia

By Sally Andrews
Paid protesting is a long-standing part of Indonesian politics.

Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
January 30, 2017

Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia

By James P. Bean
A potent mix of Islamism, anti-communism, and racial prejudice threatens to boil over.
Can Jakarta Governor Ahok Escape Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law?
December 24, 2016

Can Jakarta Governor Ahok Escape Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law?

By Tobias Basuki
Ahok's fate will have huge implications for Indonesia's future as a pluralistic democracy.

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