Why President Rouhani is coming to Malaysia?
At the time of President Hassan Rouhani’s ongoing tour to the Southeast Asia and on the eve of his visit to Malaysia Asia WE addressed local experts with a set of questions about perspective... Read more
Seminar on Muslim Intellectuals, Freedom and Creativity
AsiaWE Center – Seminar on Muslim Intellectuals, Freedom and Creativity Dr. Syed Farid Alatas is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Malay Studies at the National... Read more
Beyond Bombings: The Islamic State in Southeast Asia
To understand the group, look at its other tactics. On 14 January, nine militants staged a barricade style attack at a Starbucks in central Jakarta. Small IEDs were detonated, and the milita... Read more
On Decolonising Academics & Pathologies of Muslim Intellectualism
Dr. SYED FARID ALATAS is a sociologist who has done extensive research on alternative models of Sociology, especially based on Ibn Khaldun’s theories. He teaches at National University of Si... Read more
Is Indonesia winning its fight against Islamic extremism?
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim nation, but are its local Islamic traditions in danger of being overtaken by fundamentalism? As I thread my way through crowds of worshippers at... Read more