The Saudis Are Coming

In 1980, Saudi Arabia started an all­ expenses-­paid university in Jakarta. The Institute for the Study of Islam and Arabic (LIPIA)...

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Rising conservatism in M’sian Islam not just from Arabisation

Rising conservatism in M’sian Islam not just from Arabisation

A useful analysis of the rising conservatism in Malaysian Islam. The author argues that blaming Wahhabism misses just as important local and political reasons. 

Washington Monthly
Genocide in Burma

Washington Monthly Explores the Genocide in Burma 

The Rohingya may well be the most persecuted people on the planet, and nobody, including the United States, is lifting a finger to help.

Carnegie Council
Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia

Podcast on Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia 

Devin Stewart of the Carnegie Council discusses Islam, democracy and challenges in contemporary politics in Indonesia with Margaret Scott.

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict
Rebuilding after Communal Violence: Lessons from Tolikara, Papua

Rebuilding After Communal Violence in Papua

Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict takes a look at what has happened since violence broke out in Tolikara, Papua.

    Indonesia: the Battle Over Islam

    The Islamic State’s butchery and takeover of territory in Iraq and Syria dominate the headlines, but a much less violent yet little-known conflict exists in Indonesia, where more Muslims live than...

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    New York Times
    Reporting on Life, Death and Corruption in Southeast Asia

    Reporting on Life, Death and Corruption in Southeast Asia

    Thomas Fuller on his time as the Southeast Asia correspondent for The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times from 2006 until February 2016

    Religious Ultra-Nationalism in Myanmar/Burma

    David Mathieson of Human Rights Watch discusses Buddhist religious ultra-nationalism in Myanmar/Burma.



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