Greg Fealy

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

Indonesian President Joko Widodo a target over governor's alleged blasphemy

Indonesian rock musician Ahmad Dhani told the crowd: "I am very sad and crying for having a president who does not respect the habibs (men who claim descent from the family of the Prophet Muhammad) and ulema (Islamic scholars). I want to say dog! I want to say pig!" A poster has been circulating on Whatsapp messaging groups spruiking a so-called "defending Islam demonstration" on November 25, calling for President Jokowi to be brought down if Ahok remains a free man.

Protests in Indonesia

Michael McLaren speaks to Associate Professor Greg Fealy from the Department of Political and Social Change at ANU about the weekend protests in Indonesia and whether hardline Islamists are threatening democracy.

How can we fix Australia’s Indonesia anxiety?

Indonesia is the neighbour that makes Australians feel uneasy but also want to get on with.

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