Entries by Alexander R Arifianto, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/alexander/

Nahdlatul Ulama leadership race vulnerable to political intervention

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As the race for Nahdlatul Ulama's next leader heats up, there are already indications that competition between the two leading contenders is becoming increasingly politicised.

Terror arrests likely motivated by political, not security, considerations

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The backgrounds of the three men arrested over alleged terrorism offences on 17 November suggest their capture may be connected to government efforts to neutralise Islamist opposition ahead of the 2024 elections.

Proposed increased legislative threshold could backfire for its supporters

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Political elites are pushing to raise the legislative threshold again. But they should consider the risks and unintended potential consequences of such a proposal.

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