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What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia
September 15, 2021

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Unaesah Rahmah
In line with the official stance of IS and its affiliates, Indonesian IS supporters view the Taliban as polytheistic and even apostate.

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?
August 16, 2021

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?

By Jasminder Singh and Rueben Ananthan Santhana Dass
Despite the killing or apprehension of many of its senior leaders, the Islamic State remains a clear and present danger in Southeast Asia.
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?

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan
April 27, 2020

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In early April, Afghan forces captured the latest head of ISKP -- but will it matter?

Pakistan Seeks Extradition of IS Leader From Afghanistan
April 11, 2020

Pakistan Seeks Extradition of IS Leader From Afghanistan

By Associated Press
Aslam Farooqi is a Pakistani national wanted in connection with attacks claimed by IS in Pakistan.

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs
March 25, 2020

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs

By Associated Press
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Indonesia’s Terrorism Challenge in the Headlines with Jemaah Islamiyah Leader Trial
March 24, 2020

Indonesia’s Terrorism Challenge in the Headlines with Jemaah Islamiyah Leader Trial

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The proceedings highlighted the terrorism threat that continues to loom over the Southeast Asian state.
‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda
March 24, 2020

‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda

By Nur Aziemah Azman
The Islamic State’s narrative on the coronavirus pandemic reinforces anti-China and anti-Shiite sentiments.

What’s in the Philippines’ New Anti-Terrorism Act?
February 26, 2020

What’s in the Philippines’ New Anti-Terrorism Act?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A key legal change in the country’s counterterrorism approach is moving closer to reality.

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants
February 14, 2020

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants

By Associated Press
Indonesia's government has banned citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria from returning home citing national security concerns.

Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
February 08, 2020

Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

By Associated Press
Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was arrested last March in North Sumatra.
Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines
January 14, 2020

Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An important case spotlighted the country’s ongoing challenge to counter terrorism.

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