National security isn't just about warding off physical attacks. It's also about understanding cultural forces that drive a society to think, feel and act in certain ways, a political scientist says.
Why the extremism definition is unfit for purpose.
The process of radicalisation is a complex system that cannot be reduced to the brain, behaviour, or environment. It exists at the intersection of all these elements.
Drones are a tool to manage the threat of al-Shabaab, but there's no way they'll defeat the group entirely.
Despite the publication of promising new statistics on referrals to the Prevent counter-terrorism programme, the strategy remains a blunt instrument.
Changes proposed in a new counter-terrorism bill would make the line between pre-criminal and criminal actions ever more uncertain.
While broad-based counter-terrorism strategies aren't very effective at preventing lone-actor attacks, community outreach efforts are having success turning troubled young lives around.
If Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen had not been Muslim, it is highly unlikely he would have been imprisoned in a Supermax facility for four weeks on flimsy evidence.
Counter-terrorism legislation has created a permanent zone of suspicion – but not for everyone.
An analysis of budget documents suggests that federal funding for community-based, counter-terrorism programs has dried up.
An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
Lecturers remain concerned about limits the Prevent duty places on freedom of expression.
Trained and funded by Australia and the US, Detachment 88 is winning the fight against terrorism in Indonesia, though not without some controversy and continued challenges.
The bill makes it easier for states and territories to seek help from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to respond to terrorist and other violent occurrences.
Terrorists are wealthy. They're poor. They're Christian. They're atheists. They come from all over. That's why US counterterrorism efforts must be more nuanced than just barring Muslims.
When it comes to ongoing security co-operation, mutual trust is crucial – but that is currently lacking.
Unless people know their information is secure, how can they feel confident about coming forward to authorities?
A tougher security approach to terrorism may be counterproductive and could even potentially undermine the supremacy of civilian government in Indonesia.
Talks should include barriers to women’s participation in peace and security institutions, countering violent extremism, foreign fighters, sexual violence in conflict, and the Rohingya crisis.
The government's increasing focus on 'extremism' may be promoting rather than preventing violence.