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Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws
September 22, 2020

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws

By Desi Hanara
Instead of criminalizing blasphemy, Indonesia should focus on penalizing incitement to discrimination, hostility, and violence.

Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws in the Headlines With Acquittal
February 06, 2020

Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws in the Headlines With Acquittal

By Associated Press
An Indonesian woman was acquitted of blasphemy charges for taking a dog into a mosque.
The Changing Face of Indonesian Islam
December 24, 2019

The Changing Face of Indonesian Islam

By Carter Banker
Hijrah movements are flourishing on Indonesian campuses, worrying some proponents of Indonesia’s more moderate traditions.

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?
January 28, 2019

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?

By Nithin Coca
The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world.

Want 4 Wives? In Indonesia, There’s an App for That
November 02, 2017

Want 4 Wives? In Indonesia, There’s an App for That

By Ana Salvá
A new social media app, along with high-profile practitioners, has Indonesia talking about polygamy.

What Obama’s Indonesia Trip Revealed About His Post-Presidency
July 06, 2017

What Obama’s Indonesia Trip Revealed About His Post-Presidency

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The ex-president has been spreading a broader message that has sometimes gotten lost in the headlines.

Under the Radar: Indonesia’s Relations with Algeria
April 13, 2017

Under the Radar: Indonesia’s Relations with Algeria

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Indonesia-Algeria ties have a long history, and today center on economics and counter-extremism.
Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat
March 15, 2017

Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat

By Arsla Jawaid
How big a danger do returning fighters pose to Indonesia?

The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
February 18, 2017

The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The political future of the Jakarta governor isn’t quite the litmus test some are claiming.

Is Indonesia’s Vaunted Secularism Under Threat?
December 21, 2016

Is Indonesia’s Vaunted Secularism Under Threat?

By Nithin Coca
Do protests against Jakarta's Chinese-Christian governor signal a turn toward Islam's far right?

Indonesia’s Challenge to Radical Islam
November 04, 2016

Indonesia’s Challenge to Radical Islam

By Keith Loveard and Bastiaan Scherpen
The country is emerging as a champion of tolerance amid the rise of the Islamic State.
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