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Indonesia's moderate Islamist parties losing ground

The far-right Islamic Defenders Front is dominating Indonesian politics, overshadowing more moderate parties. However, research scholar A. Kadir Yildirim notes that “compared to most Arab countries, Indonesia has an established and vibrant electoral democracy, which provides an opportunity for many important discussions regarding modernization, religion-state, and democratization to take place in public view.” Read the full story in Foreign Policy: