April 03, 2020
The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia
By Jasminder Singh
The recent anti-Muslim riots in New Delhi have elicited a strong rebuke from Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia.
March 07, 2020
The Islamization of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy
By Ashutosh Nagda
Indonesia’s summoning of the Indian ambassador over the Delhi riots points to a deeper trend.
December 18, 2019
Saturday Arrests, Attack Spotlight Islamic Militancy in Eastern Indonesia
By Associated Press
In two separate incidents, militants were arrested in Papua province and attackers killed an officer in Central Sulawesi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 17, 2017
Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
By Neil Thompson
Rising Islamic conservatism, especially among youths, is a worrying trend for 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.
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.