Jokowi forges a tool of repression
On July 10, Indonesia’s President Jokowi signed a decree that allows for the banning of civil society organizations. Usman Hamid, director of Amnesty International Indonesia, and Liam Gammon, a...
Dr. Dave McRae and Sidney Jones explore how Indonesia should deal with Islamist extremists.
Endy Bayuni, the chief editor of the Jakarta Post, recently spoke at Columbia University, giving his assessment of the Jokowi administration at the halfway mark. Bayuni described how Joko Widodo (...
Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict
Mothers to Bombers: The Evolution of Indonesian Women Extremists
The Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict's latest report focuses on the evolution of the role of women in Indonesian extremist organizations. The report follows the December...
Asean Studies Program
Unholy Alliance: Ultra-Conservatism and Political Pragmatism in Indonesia
Luthfi Assyaukanie, a researcher and scholar of Islam and politics, offers his view of how hard-line Islamists have been able to capture the national stage.
Justice by Numbers
Sana Jaffrey explores why vigilantism is on the rise in Indonesia and how the massive anti-Ahok street mobilizations in Jakarta fit into this trend.
A very important interview with Australian National University Professor Marcus Mietzner on why the anti-Ahok campaign in Indonesia is disturbingly important, and why the global dimension to the...