Indonesia's President Joko Widodo can look to next year in a far more relaxed way than he faced 2017. At the end of 2016, radical Islamic groups, notably the Islamic Defenders' Front (FPI), staged huge demonstrations in protest at the blasphemy allegedly committed by the governor of Jakarta, Basuki "Ahok" Purnama, an ethnic Chinese.
Looking ahead 2018
Widodo in a sweet spot -- for now
Indonesian president has defused Muslim extremist but faces multiple challenges before 2019 election