Javanese voters linked to Nahdlatul Ulama will be the key swing demographic group in Indonesia’s elections moving forward. This is a mixed blessing in terms of religious freedom.
A.J. NolteApril 25, 2019
On January 24, 2019, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, formerly known by his nickname Ahok and now as “BTP,” was released from prison. What happens to him will tell us much about Indonesia’s political future.
Paul MarshallFebruary 7, 2019
A seemingly small incident in Indonesia is the first shot in the use of religion, specifically accusations of blasphemy, as a political weapon against President Jokowi in the ongoing presidential race.
Paul MarshallOctober 31, 2018
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’s (Ahok) case in Indonesia amply illustrates the dangers of blasphemy accusations, and not only to those accused.
Paul MarshallMay 1, 2017