Iqra Anugrah

Iqra Anugrah is a PhD candidate in political science and Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University and a visiting research fellow at the Jakarta-based Institute for Economic and Social Research, Education, and Information (LP3ES). He is also an editor for IndoPROGRESS, an online journal connecting progressive scholars and activists in Indonesia. His work has been published in the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Indonesia (Cornell University Press), and New Asia Books/IIAS Newsletter.

Previous attempts by the Indonesian left to move into politics have not met with much success. Iqra Anugrah looks at the Confederation of Indonesian People’s Movements (KPRI), an emerging alliance that is now making preparations to participate in elections in 2017 and 2019. Will it be able to make an impact where others have struggled?