Posts with tag: Violent extremism

Best of 2021

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Indonesia at Melbourne will be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2021. We look forward to seeing you again in mid-January 2022!

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.

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.

Best of 2019: Talking Indonesia

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2019 was a big year for Talking Indonesia. Here we present the 10 episodes that were most popular with podcast subscribers over the past year.

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