(Indonesia/China/Moderate Islam) Indonesia Set to Take on China and Claim Leadership of “Moderate” Islam (James M. Dorsey, BESA Center)

Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s recent cabinet reshuffle suggests that Indonesia may adopt a more critical attitude toward China and reinforce government support for efforts by Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the world’s largest Muslim movement, to reform Islam and position the Southeast Asian state as a key player in a battle with Middle Eastern rivals for the soul of Islam.