E16: We focus on the latest developments involving the controversial hardline Islamic association known as the "212 Alumni". This group was instrumental in the campaign against the former Jakarta governor Basuki Purnama or Ahok in 2017. The 212 Alumni is making headlines once again as they hope to play a another role in a new coalition to challenge President Widodo’s re-election run in 2019. We discussed a variety of topics such as, the controversial cleric Habib Rizieq, the use of identity politics, the 212 groups view of Widodo, and how 212 intends to play a role in the upcoming presidential elections in 2019.Read More
Rakyan Adi Brata, a Jakarta-based terrorism expert and advisor to the Indonesian parliament provides insight and analysis on ISIS, terrorism organizations and the government’s deradicalization program. He talks about JAD terror group, Indonesian ISIS fighters and recent terror attacks in the country.Read More
Golkar Faction Lawmaker & Commission I Member, Bobby Rizaldi, provides his insights on the latest internal changes to the Golkar Party's Senior Board and answers questions on Indonesia's defense sector.