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Talking Indonesia: terrorism and extremism

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What do recent terror attacks tell us about the nature of the terrorist threat in Indonesia, and how is this threat changing? Dr Dave McRae chats to Sidney Jones in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

The female face of terrorism in Indonesia

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Recent terror attacks in Indonesia have involved women, but examinations of and responses to violent extremism too often neglect gender analysis.

Sigi attack prompts another tug of war over counterterrorism policy

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If the military is going to be involved in efforts to combat terrorism, it is time for a deeper discussion on how it can be both effective and accountable.

Jemaah Islamiyah on the brink of splintering?

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A series of arrests of members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) from April to May 2020 revealed the first JI attack plot in Indonesia since 2009. The plot signals that JI may be on the brink of splintering, write V. Arianti and Ulta Levenia.

With Covid-19 cases soaring, Indonesia recruits thugs to enforce health protocols

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Moh Zaki Arrobi writes that the decision of the Indonesian military (TNI) and National Police to work with social organisations and gangsters to enforce health protocols is a new manifestation of an old practice.

What we talk about when we talk about Papua

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Racist abuse of Papuan students in Java sparked widespread protests in 2019. On the anniversary of the racist incident, Usman Hamid writes that the government needs to be prepared to have a more open conversation about Papua.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and the military

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Has the military’s role in countering the pandemic altered the balance of civil-military relations? Dr Dave McRae explores this issue and more with Dr Evan Laksmana in Talking Indonesia.

Involving the military in managing religious harmony betrays the spirit of reformasi

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Data on Religious Harmony Forums (FKUB) shows that many Indonesian communities are quite capable of discussing and managing religious difference, writes Ihsan Ali Fauzi.

More terrorists are using guns in Indonesia

Unaesah Rahmah looks at how terrorists are getting hold of the weapons, and what should be done to disrupt supply.

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