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Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections
January 26, 2019

Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections

By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini
The ex-Jakarta governor, convicted of blasphemy, has been freed from prison just months ahead of presidential elections in April.

Indonesia’s 2019 Election Heats Up With Vice Presidential Picks
August 15, 2018

Indonesia’s 2019 Election Heats Up With Vice Presidential Picks

By Erin Cook
The choices provided an extraordinarily dramatic start to what will be a closely watched race.
What Does Indonesia’s New Political Landscape Mean for the Future of its Economy?
January 05, 2018

What Does Indonesia’s New Political Landscape Mean for the Future of its Economy?

By Edward Parker
A look at the twin rise of religious conservatism and resource nationalism.

What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?
December 09, 2017

What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?

By Erin Cook
The event demonstrated the limitations of anti-Ahok sentiment in the country's capital.

Was the Indonesian Military Chief’s US Flight Incident a Political Stunt?
November 02, 2017

Was the Indonesian Military Chief’s US Flight Incident a Political Stunt?

By David Hutt
Irrespective of what actually occurred, the incident holds significance for the country’s domestic politics.

After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam
September 01, 2017

After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam

By Sebastian Strangio
For decades, Indonesian society has experienced a slow process of Islamization. In 2017, the pace picked up.

‘Relax, It’s Just Religion,’ Says Indonesian Author
August 23, 2017

‘Relax, It’s Just Religion,’ Says Indonesian Author

By Vishal Arora
To foster tolerance, Feby Indirani's new book encourages understanding through humor.
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
February 24, 2017

Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Does the blasphemy scandal surrounding Ahok portend a transformation of Indonesian Islam?

Defending Free Speech in ASEAN
January 23, 2017

Defending Free Speech in ASEAN

By David Hutt
There have been some troubling regional developments on the issue of late.

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