ISIS and Indonesia: Thoughts on Combating ISIS in Indonesia

— By Christopher Linnan — Introduction A little over a year ago American President Obama said “that he considered ISIS to be al-Qaeda’s weaker partner…[and that]if a jayvee team [ISIS] puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant [al-Qaeda].” (i) Frankly, that statement is not true as al-Qaeda was and remains a dangerous threat,…

Newsful: November 15 – November 22

Indonesia downgraded their diplomatic ties with Australia this week, marking the lowest point in Australian-Indonesian relations in over a decade. The downgrade of diplomatic ties between the two Pacific countries will result in the halt of intelligence cooperation, a suspension of military operations and exercises between Indonesian and Australian soldiers, and less economic trading. The…