A’an Suryana

Dr A’an Suryana is Visiting Fellow in the Regional Social and Cultural Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FOSS), Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia (UIII), Depok, Indonesia.

Articles by A’an Suryana (17)

Indonesia’s Kanjuruhan Stadium Tragedy: A Serious Wake-up Call

A'an Suryana

The deadly soccer match in Indonesia’s Malang City behooves the authorities to revise their crowd control procedures. The issue of toxic sub-cultures among fans should also be addressed.

The Shi’as and Freedom of Religion under Joko Widodo’s Presidency

A'an Suryana

This Long Read argues that under the current Joko Widodo presidency, the Shi’as have suffered less harassment and intimidation from the Sunni majority than under previous governments.

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.