Posts with tag: Terrorism

The Indonesian government's approach to Papua is starting to look like insanity

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Jakarta has repeatedly taken a security approach to addressing problems in Papua, a pattern reflected in its recent decision to label armed separatist groups in Papua as terrorists.

First ‘separatists’, now ‘terrorists’: another way for Indonesia to avoid solving West Papuans' historical grievances

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The government's recent decision to label West Papuan resistance groups as ‘terrorists’ will have serious implications for the future of conflict resolution in the region.

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.

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.

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