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Ahmad Najib Burhani

Dr Ahmad Najib Burhani is a Visiting Fellow at the Indonesia Studies Programme of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and Researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta.

Articles by Ahmad Najib Burhani (8)

The Hijab in Indonesian Public Schools: Individual Rights vs. Identity Politics

Ahmad Najib Burhani

Regulating the hijab has long been a tool for both sides in Indonesia’s identity politics struggle.

Will the Banning of the FPI Thwart Radicalism?

Ahmad Najib Burhani

The latest banning of a hardline Islamist grouping in Indonesia may see history repeat itself, reassuringly.

The Return of a Firebrand Cleric: Consolidation of Islamic Vigilantism?

Ahmad Najib Burhani

The return of a firebrand cleric to Indonesia will have an impact on the dynamics of religiosity in the country. It will also empower and consolidate groups opposed to the government of Joko Widodo.

The 2020 Regional Elections in Indonesia: The Use and Abuse of Religion

Ahmad Najib Burhani

Indonesia has laws that seek to deter the politicisation of religion. This will prove to be challenging, especially with the regional elections round the corner.

Nahdlatul Ulama versus Jokowi: The NU Normal?

Ahmad Najib Burhani

The Nahdlatul Ulama has previously thrown its full support behind the government of Joko Widodo. Its recent criticism of the president’s decision to press on with regional polls and the Omnibus Law suggests a parting of ways.