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Aceh, Indonesia: When Dating Meets Sharia Law
July 24, 2019

Aceh, Indonesia: When Dating Meets Sharia Law

By Ana Salvá
In Aceh, young people have to reconcile their daily life with a strict version of Islamic law.

Indonesia’s Election Is Over But Identity Politics Will Linger
April 22, 2019

Indonesia’s Election Is Over But Identity Politics Will Linger

By Benedict Rogers
Jokowi needs to make tackling intolerance a focal point of his second term.
Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings
January 19, 2019

Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings

By Niniek Karmini
Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, is due to be released next week.

From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?
December 18, 2018

From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?

By Asmiati Malik and Scott Edwards
There are symbolic linkages in Indonesia and Malaysia’s rising populism.

Sharia Is Here to Stay in Indonesia’s Aceh
September 27, 2018

Sharia Is Here to Stay in Indonesia’s Aceh

By Ana Salvá
Even an attempt just to hold Sharia-dictated canings in private was ultimately unsuccessful.

Attempt to Criminalize Extra-Marital Sex in Indonesia Fails
January 12, 2018

Attempt to Criminalize Extra-Marital Sex in Indonesia Fails

By Jack Britton
In a split decision, the Constitutional Court declined to criminalize extra-marital and gay sex.

Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
November 17, 2017

Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia

By Neil Thompson
Rising Islamic conservatism, especially among youths, is a worrying trend for Indonesia.
Zon, Zen, and the Art of Mass Mobilization in Indonesia
November 10, 2017

Zon, Zen, and the Art of Mass Mobilization in Indonesia

By Terry Russell
Islamists have gained strength thanks to political support from Prabowo Subianto's allies.

The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
April 21, 2017

The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future

By Nithin Coca
Ahok's defeat says less about the rise of Islamism and more about the strength of entrenched political interests.

Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
January 30, 2017

Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia

By James P. Bean
A potent mix of Islamism, anti-communism, and racial prejudice threatens to boil over.

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?
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