Sidney Jones is a senior advisor in the Asia Program at International Crisis Group. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, she is an expert on security in Southeast Asia, particularly Islamic terrorist movements in Indonesia. Jones previously served as the Asia director for Human Rights Watch from 1989 to 2002, and she has also worked as a Indonesia-Philippines researcher for Amnesty International and a program officer for the Ford Foundation. She is the author of Making Money Off Migrants: The Indonesian Exodus to Malaysia (2000) and has contributed to media outlets such as The New York Times, Financial Times, CNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, and The Jakarta Post. In 2004 Jones was briefly expelled from Indonesia over controversy surrounding her report on terror group Jemaah Islamiyah.
Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs
December 4, 2013