A’an Suryana

Dr A’an Suryana was a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by A’an Suryana (10)

Habib Rizieq and Hardline Islamist Groups: Losing Steam

A'an Suryana|Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek

Facing a sentence that will see him behind bars till 2025, radical cleric Habib Rizieq Shihab will face problems bouncing back from the political wilderness. His enforced absence from the political scene will be a boon to secular and nationalist presidential candidates.

When Busting the Graft Busters is Not On

A'an Suryana

A series of changes in Indonesia’s KPK will seriously dent the anti-graft body’s ability to investigate cases of corruption.

Indonesian Islam beyond Habib Rizieq Shihab: Deconstructing Islamism and Populism

A'an Suryana|Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek

The radical Salafi ideology of Muhammad Rizieq Shihab and the Islamic Defender’s Front (FPI) have been at the centre of attention and study for quite a while. Islam in Indonesia, however, is not monolithic – there are some strands which are moderate. The recent retreat of radical and conservative Muslims following pressure from the Joko Widodo government provides a timely opportunity for proponents of moderate Islam to boost their presence on social media – a crucial battleground in the war of religious ideas.

Governor’s Arrest a Wake-up Call for Indonesia’s Flawed Electoral System

A'an Suryana

High profile arrests expose the costs and corruption of Indonesian democracy.

Gus Baha: Rising Star Challenging Islam’s Conservative Establishment

A'an Suryana

His style might appeal less to social media users, but Ahmad Bahauddin Nursalim has gained a following in Indonesia for his intellectual capacity.