Islam

Scholarly Publications

Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru

November 2015

Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training...

Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam

November 2009

As America struggles to understand Islam and Muslims on the world stage, one concept in particular dominates public discourse: Islamism.

One Nation Under God? History, Faith, and Identity in Indonesia

December 2005

This comparative exploration looks at religion and politics in the social dynamics of Southeast Asia's two most populous nations.

News

Unpacking the Crisis in Xinjiang: James Millward on China's Assimilationist Policies and U.S.-China Engagement

March 2022

APARC Visiting Scholar James Millward discusses PRC ethnicity policy, China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang province, and the implications of the Xinjiang crisis...

The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

November 2019

Shall I tell you why we have brought you here? To cure you! To make you sane! Will you understand, Winston, that no one whom we bring to this place ever leaves our hands uncured?

Between Hope and Caution: One American’s View of Indonesia’s Election

April 2019

On April 17, Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country and the third largest democracy after India and America, goes to the polls.

Old Events

The Crisis in Xinjiang: What’s happening now and what does it mean?

April 1, 2020

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Indonesia Is No Model for Muslim Democracy

March 5, 2013

Since the resignation of Indonesia’s authoritarian president Suharto in 1998, the country has made great strides in consolidating a democratic government.

Muslim Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia: PAS, Hudud, and Rock 'n' Roll

February 26, 2013

Malaysia’s 13th general election is imminent and the opposition coalition (Pakatan Rakyat) is fragile.

Multimedia

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion After Mao

May 2017

Video and transcript from "15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion after Mao" on May 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Ian Johnson.Following a century of violent anti...