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Indonesia’s fight for a law against sexual violence needs to involve a discussion of Islamic values

  • Dr Dina Afrianty,

Time and again, Indonesians have been confronted by a conversation over the role of women defined and bound by cultural and traditional values.

Taliban law: Theory and practice

  • Associate Professor Matthew J. Nelson,

At a national level, intra-jihadi competition is likely to ensure a prominent role for Taliban hardliners.

The demise of the left and the Islamisation of dissent in Indonesia

WEBINAR: The demise of Leftist political traditions has facilitated newer Islamic expressions of socio-political discontent.

The sophisticated Islamic civilisations of Western Sub-Saharan Africa between the 13th and 19th centuries

  • Dr Abdul-Samad Abdullah,

The rich and sophisticated history of Islam in West Africa challenges colonialists’ narratives.

Indonesian vigilantes are voicing a conservative Islam, but they are not becoming terrorists. (Terjemahan Bahasa Indonesia)

  • Dr Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir,

Members of Islamic street gangs mostly have no religious credentials, and don’t aim to establish an Islamic state.