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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."
Suicide Bomb Hits Palm Sunday Mass in Indonesia, Wounding 20
March 29, 2021

Suicide Bomb Hits Palm Sunday Mass in Indonesia, Wounding 20

By Yusuf Wahil and Niniek Karmini
The bombing was the first major attack since in Indonesia since a series of suicide attacks on churches in Surabaya in 2018.

Indonesia Arrests Suspected Leader of Jemaah Islamiyah
December 14, 2020

Indonesia Arrests Suspected Leader of Jemaah Islamiyah

By Associated Press
Aris Sumarsono has been on the run from the Indonesian authorities since 2003.

What’s Behind Indonesia’s Refusal to Repatriate Suspected Islamic State Militants?
February 19, 2020

What’s Behind Indonesia’s Refusal to Repatriate Suspected Islamic State Militants?

By Erin Cook
The decision is part of a nuanced issue that has broader implications for the country and the region.

Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
February 08, 2020

Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

By Associated Press
Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was arrested last March in North Sumatra.

Defense Ministers’ Meeting Puts Indonesia-Singapore Security Ties into Focus
September 19, 2018

Defense Ministers’ Meeting Puts Indonesia-Singapore Security Ties into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction put the spotlight on ongoing activity within the defense realm of the relationship.
US-Indonesia Relations: From Aspiration to Achievement
February 21, 2018

US-Indonesia Relations: From Aspiration to Achievement

By Joshua Kurlantzick
How to avoid illusions and achieve gains in the U.S.-Indonesia relationship.

Indonesia-Philippines Security Ties in the Headlines With Foreign Minister Visit
January 05, 2018

Indonesia-Philippines Security Ties in the Headlines With Foreign Minister Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at some of the defense issues on the minds of both sides.

What’s in the New Singapore-Indonesia Counterterrorism Exercise?
December 08, 2017

What’s in the New Singapore-Indonesia Counterterrorism Exercise?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at a recent defense interaction between the two sides.

Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight
July 21, 2017

Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The two countries announced efforts to strengthen collaboration in this area during a security meeting this week.
What Did the ASEAN Trilateral Terror Meeting Achieve?
June 28, 2017

What Did the ASEAN Trilateral Terror Meeting Achieve?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are trying to forge a collective approach to counter terrorism.

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