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Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia
January 08, 2021

Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia

By Bilveer Singh
Could the cleric's release from prison reinvigorate Indonesia's fragmented jihadi movement?

What the FPI Ban Does and Doesn’t Tell Us About Political Islam in Indonesia
January 07, 2021

What the FPI Ban Does and Doesn’t Tell Us About Political Islam in Indonesia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A focus on episodic developments detracts from the wider trends at play in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.
Indonesian Police Kill 6 Supporters of Firebrand Cleric
December 08, 2020

Indonesian Police Kill 6 Supporters of Firebrand Cleric

By Associated Press
Rizieq Shihab was welcomed by tens of thousands of followers when he returned to Indonesia from exile on November 10. 

What Does Rizieq Shihab’s Return Mean for Indonesian Politics?
December 04, 2020

What Does Rizieq Shihab’s Return Mean for Indonesian Politics?

By Bilveer Singh
The firebrand's return comes at a time of Islamist political ascendancy in Indonesia.

The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia
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.

The Islamization of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy
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.

Saturday Arrests, Attack Spotlight Islamic Militancy in Eastern Indonesia
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.
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.

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