Posts with tag: Terrorism

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.

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.

Flurry of violence in Poso shows resilient militancy and community support

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Cameron Sumpter and Jordan Newton write that a recent upsurge in militancy in Poso demonstrates the resilience of Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT), and the troubling degree of community support it continues to enjoy.

Talking Indonesia - women and Islamist extremism

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Why do women join extremist networks? What roles do they play in these networks? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these questions and more with Nava Nuraniyah in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Rejecting elections: warning signs of a dangerous trend in Bima

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While former Muslim militants swap bullets for ballots in Central Sulawesi, a community in West Nusa Tenggara appears to be going the other way, write Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Irsyad Rafsadie and Siswo Mulyartono.

Ba'asyir's bizarre on/off release disrupts Jokowi's campaign

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Professor Tim Lindsey writes that Jokowi's backtracking on plans to release Abu Bakar Ba'asyir is a reminder that there are still powerful nationalist forces in government who regarded Islamist hardliners as an existential threat.

More of the same? Candidates make unconvincing commitments to human rights in first debate

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With rights on the agenda during the first debate on 17 January, expectations were high. But as Dr Ken Setiawan writes, the performance of both candidate pairs left little hope for an improvement in the human rights situation.

Talking Indonesia: confronting religious intolerance

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Is a hard-line approach the best way to deal with religious intolerance? Is there a more nuanced way to address the problem? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Sandra Hamid about rising intolerance towards religious minorities in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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