Alexander R. Arifianto is a Research Fellow with the Indonesia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. He is an expert in Indonesian domestic politics, especially on political Islam and regional politics in Indonesia. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Arizona State University in 2012, with a dissertation comparing Indonesia’s two largest Islamic organizations, the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah. Dr. Arifianto has published his works in a number of refereed journals, including Asian Politics and Policy, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, and Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (formerly ASEAN Economic Bulletin).
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