Islam

Counter-polarisation and political expediency

...there are grounds for doubting that counter-polarisation is the real reason for many recent political manoeuvres.

The Macbethian tragedy of Indonesian democracy

While observers might be surprised that Jokowi harboured despotic tendencies, never had he hid his stripes...The essence of the tragedy is the circularity of a flawed system and bad actors.

Violated: Churches and religious freedom in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia

Recently introduced local regulations further narrow the space for reconciliation and human rights-based pluralism.

Coercing mobility: Territory, displacement & SE Asian Muslim Movements

Displacement is a key contributor to the trajectories of “Muslim” politics around the region...

The dynamics of political contestation within Nahdlatul Ulama’s 34th Muktamar

NU’s dependence on political influence will make it difficult to maintain neutrality and critique social and political problems.

Human rights in the age of Southeast Asian extractivism

Analysing the development of Filipino, Thai and Indonesian laws and policies for the achievement of the human right to a healthy environment.

Video: Mental health in Indonesia: then, now and things to come

In this webinar recording, meet extraordinary individuals sharing their experiences in mental health in Indonesia.

Webinar: Women’s rights & gender equality in Indonesia

Speakers will examine the extent to which Indonesian women have achieved equality in a broad array of political, economic and social fields

Rethinking memories of Darul Islam

The anti-traditional rule of the Darul Islam movement had a tremendous impact on indigeneity and the way that it is constructed today among the Duri

Rising religious radicalism in Indonesia: roots and shoots

Research conducted in 50 schools revealed that schools have become the arena in which to disseminate radical ideology

The Costs of Repressing Islamists

The banning of FPI or any other “anti-Pancasila” group is not a shortcut to ending deep-seated discrimination against minorities.

Invoking memories of Darul Islam

Reports from Afghanistan and contemporary memory activism teach us that memories of trauma run deep, as the author and others have found among the Sulawesi survivors of DI/TI.

Taliban rule restored in Afghanistan: security implications for Indonesia

The loyalty of some Islamist groups to AQ, and by extension, the Taliban, is evident from the content posted on their respective affiliated websites and publications.

Extricating Indonesian children from ISIS influence abroad

Bringing them home is the only option that addresses both the humanitarian and security aim of weakening Indonesian links to terrorist networks abroad. 

The politics of banning FPI

Survey data points to a certain fragility in FPI’s support, but the longer-term consequences of banning of FPI may be a greater cause for concern. 

Indonesia is no saviour: against normalisation with Israel

Beyond future statehood, supporting the Palestinian right of self-determination should acknowledge they are best placed to shape their future.

The impact of the Indonesian government’s crackdown on Islamists

Will the crackdown demonstrate the powerlessness of Islamists or serve as a unifying issue?

Hypocrisy or imagination? Pseudo-pluralism in Indonesia

The Indonesian government's approach to Islamic outliers simultanesously marks them as dangerous and fails to protect the vulnerable from harm

Revisiting the myth of pluralism in the Nahdlatul Ulama

The meaning of pluralism in NU cannot possibly have a single and monolithic meaning.

Religion, ethnicity and hate speech in Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election

A reflection on the Jokowi and Prabowo campaign strategies and how they unfolded.

Politicising the label radical?

Extremist labels are being utilised to repress criticism, strong-arm opponents and silence challengers of the Indonesian government.