November 11, 2020
Firebrand Indonesian Cleric Returns From 3-year Saudi Exile
By Associated Press
Shihab left Indonesia in 2017 to go on an umrah, or minor pilgrimage, to Mecca shortly after the National Police charged him in a pornography chat case.
June 03, 2020
Indonesia Records Its First Honor Killing
By Luke Hunt
A schoolgirl was reportedly hacked to death after admitting to dating
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.
May 08, 2019
Nyadran: A Unique Javanese Tradition Welcoming Ramadan
By Agoes Rudianto
Before the month of Ramadan begins, Javanese Muslims hold what’s known as the Nyadran ritual.
October 20, 2018
Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia
By Tom Sullivan
Democratic gains are being threatened by rising intolerance, new legislation, and emboldened conservative Islamic groups.
November 17, 2017
Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
By Neil Thompson
Rising Islamic conservatism, especially among youths, is a worrying trend for Indonesia.
October 20, 2017
How Political Islam Adapted to (and Changed) Indonesian Democracy
By Rizky Alif Alvian
Indonesia’s political Islam uses democracy to promote conservative aspirations, thus changing the democratic landscape.
October 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Footprints in Southeast Asia
By Naishad Kai-ren
Saudi Arabia's increased influence in Muslim-majority countries will have wider ramifications for ASEAN.
August 31, 2017
Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
By Vishal Arora
These girls rock, fighting stereotypes with music.
May 12, 2017
Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
By Benedict Rogers
"Indonesia’s pluralism isn’t simply in peril, it is on life support."
February 24, 2017
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Does the blasphemy scandal surrounding Ahok portend a transformation of Indonesian Islam?
January 15, 2015
Charlie Hebdo a ‘Clash of Values,’ Says Indonesia's Former President
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Yudhoyono calls for limiting freedom to get past divide between Islam and West