A’an Suryana

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

Articles by A’an Suryana (8)

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.

Syekh Ali Jaber

The Death of a Young, Moderate Charismatic Preacher

A'an Suryana|Norshahril Saat

Syekh Ali Jaber had become a surprise force for moderate Islam in Indonesia.

Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo

KPK’s Arrest of Edhy Prabowo

A'an Suryana

KPK’s arrest of a prominent minister is promising for KPK but not for the accommodation between President Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto.