Articles on Counter-terrorism

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Floral tributes lie in Parliament Square following the March 27 2017 attack in Westminster, central London, Britain. Stefan Wermuth /Reuters

To better fight terrorism, Europe needs more cooperation and money

Last week’s terrorist attack in London reveals the challenges facing European intelligence and security services in preventing people who use everyday things like cars to cause mayhem.
Shattered windows at Brussels international airport. EPA/Laurent Dubrule

How radicalization happens and who is at risk

Scholars specializing in extremism are beginning to unravel how people -- including a higher number of Americans than one might expect -- become radicalized to embrace political violence.
Apple CEO Tim Cook standing firm. EPA/Monica Davey

Why Apple is making a stand against the FBI

Apple is pushing back against the FBI's order to decrypt the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook for the sake of privacy and security.
Most Australians are unlikely to be able to describe the doctrine of the separation of powers, but they’re quick to assert their liberties under the rubric of a ‘fair go’. AAP/Richard Milnes

Gillian Triggs: How the ‘fair go’ became the last bulwark for Australia’s freedoms

The government’s uncontested assessment of national interest and security often trumps the rule of domestic and international law, as well as Australia’s obligations under human rights treaties.

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