October 12, 2022
In Indonesia, a Rising Tide of Religious Intolerance
By Laura Arman
Despite its official motto of "unity in diversity," the country is becoming increasingly inhospitable for members of religious minorities.
August 31, 2022
Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?
By Bilveer Singh
The former JI leader recently pledged his loyalty to the Indonesian state, but there are reasons to question the sincerity of his conversion.
April 27, 2022
Indonesia’s Mosque Loudspeakers Continue to Spark Controversy
By A’an Suryana
Indonesian government attempts to regulate the azan, or Islamic call to prayer, continue to inflame religious sentiments.
October 26, 2021
Islamic Schools and Girls’ Education in Indonesia: Lessons for the Taliban
By M Niaz Asadullah
Indonesia has shown that education based on Islamic precepts is not incompatible with the expansion of education to girls and women.
February 05, 2021
Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools
By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed a social media outcry about high school students in West Sumatra being forced to wear the Muslim hijab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.