May 22, 2023
Gulf States’ Growing Aid Diplomacy in Indonesia
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
As the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, Indonesia is receiving increased attention from the wealthy states of the Middle East.
April 25, 2023
Yasmin Church Dispute Reveals the Tensions in Indonesia’s Religious Policy
By Paul Marshall
One congregation’s struggle to build a new church is a microcosm of the conflicting currents of religious tolerance, religious harmony, and religious freedom in Indonesia.
February 15, 2023
Nahdlatul Ulama at 100: Opportunities and Challenges
By Virdika Rizky Utama
At the turn of its second century, the Indonesian Islamic organization, one of the world's largest, faces a number of challenging headwinds.
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.
February 15, 2021
Khomeini in the Archipelago: Iranian Interests and Influence in Indonesia
By Maxwell Lowe
Despite rising anti-Shia sentiment within Indonesia, Tehran has quietly built its relations with Jakarta.
January 04, 2021
Indonesian Minister Pledges to Safeguard Religious Minorities
By Sebastian Strangio
The promise follows the banning of the Islamic Defenders Front, which advances a strict, austere definition of Islam.
January 31, 2019
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
By Luke Hunt
While it is no surprise that political calculations are being made ahead of upcoming polls, the incident shows how gambles can backfire.
December 09, 2017
What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?
By Erin Cook
The event demonstrated the limitations of anti-Ahok sentiment in the country's capital.
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