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Indonesia Jails Activist Lawyer Over Islamic Radicalism
April 06, 2022

Indonesia Jails Activist Lawyer Over Islamic Radicalism

By Associated Press
Munarman, a former human rights lawyer, was the general secretary of the now-banned Islamic Defenders Front.

Indonesian Militant Gets 15 Years in Prison Over Bali Attacks
January 20, 2022

Indonesian Militant Gets 15 Years in Prison Over Bali Attacks

By Niniek Karmini
Prosecutors claim that Zulkarnaen, who eluded capture for 18 years, played a vital role in the October 2002 attacks.
Indonesian Prosecutors Seek Life for Bali Bombing Suspect
January 06, 2022

Indonesian Prosecutors Seek Life for Bali Bombing Suspect

By Niniek Karmini
Laywers for Aris Sumarsono, alias Zulkarnaen, claim he was aware of the bombing but did not participate in the operation.

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia
September 15, 2021

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Unaesah Rahmah
In line with the official stance of IS and its affiliates, Indonesian IS supporters view the Taliban as polytheistic and even apostate.

What Does the Taliban Takeover Mean for Violent Extremism in Indonesia?
August 23, 2021

What Does the Taliban Takeover Mean for Violent Extremism in Indonesia?

By Cameron Sumpter
The impact of Taliban rule on the country's security situation is unclear, but is likely to be less marked than in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?
August 16, 2021

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?

By Jasminder Singh and Rueben Ananthan Santhana Dass
Despite the killing or apprehension of many of its senior leaders, the Islamic State remains a clear and present danger in Southeast Asia.

Why Do al-Qaida and the Islamic State Continue to Target Indonesia?
April 01, 2021

Why Do al-Qaida and the Islamic State Continue to Target Indonesia?

By Bilveer Singh
Recent attacks in Jakarta and Sulawesi suggest that militant jihadi groups continue to pose a potent threat to the Indonesian state.
Woman Killed After Shooting Gun at Indonesia’s Police HQ
April 01, 2021

Woman Killed After Shooting Gun at Indonesia’s Police HQ

By Niniek Karmini
Police described the 25-year-old woman as "a lone wolf with the radical ideology of the Islamic State."

Indonesia to Release Suspected Bali Bombing Mastermind
January 06, 2021

Indonesia to Release Suspected Bali Bombing Mastermind

By Sebastian Strangio
The release of Abu Bakar Bashir coincides with a stiffening of the country's stance against hardline Islamic groups.

The Quiet Threat of Indonesia’s Jamaah Ansharul Khilafah
August 11, 2020

The Quiet Threat of Indonesia’s Jamaah Ansharul Khilafah

By V. Arianti and Muh Taufiqurrohman
In comparison with other pro-Islamic State groups, JAK’s strategic priority on religious outreach has resulted in few attacks perpetrated by the group.

Does Indonesia’s Deradicalization Program Work?
June 30, 2020

Does Indonesia’s Deradicalization Program Work?

By Ulta Levenia and Alban Sciascia
Recent terror acts are raising questions about the efficiency of the rehabilitation program run by the Indonesian National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT).
How Indonesia Can Address the Growing Number of Female Extremists
May 28, 2020

How Indonesia Can Address the Growing Number of Female Extremists

By Amalina Abdul Nasir
Indonesia’s gender-based counterterrorism approach faces several challenges.

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