A’an Suryana

Dr A’an Suryana is Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also Lecturer at the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP), Indonesia (on-leave).

Articles by A’an Suryana (15)

Khilafatul Muslimin: Not a Serious Threat to Indonesia Yet

A'an Suryana

Khilafatul Muslimin, an Islamist organisation in Indonesia, has tried but failed to influence public opinion. But the government should keep it on a tight leash.

Moon Versus Maths: The Ramadhan Debate and Future of Indonesia’s Pluralism

A'an Suryana|Norshahril Saat

This year’s Ramadhan saw less bickering among Indonesian Muslims about the appropriate start date for the blessed month. The ‘agree to disagree’ approach should be employed in other facets of the country’s socio-religious life.

The President Versus the Cleric: Managing Conservatives From Within

A'an Suryana|Norshahril Saat

A recent public spat between President Joko Widodo and a prominent cleric underscores how the former is facing challenges in reining in conservatives in his inner circle.

Indonesian Police and Vigilante Groups: An Implicit Double Standard

A'an Suryana

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called on police officers to stop visits to patrons of vigilante groups. The problem, however, is that there is a double-standard here in how different groups are treated.

The Curious Case of Attacks Against Muslim Figures

A'an Suryana

It is unlikely that a string of attacks against Muslim figures in Indonesia was orchestrated. The attacks could have been hyped by a populace sensitive to the idea of Muslim figures being subjected to violence.