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.
Mourners pay their respects to Sisto Malaspina, co-owner of Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, who was killed in Friday’s terror attack.
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.
Sensationalised anti-terror raids feed into the normalisation of Muslims and people of colour as ‘suspect communities’.
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.
Australia has some of the toughest anti-terror laws in the world. But the government isn’t doing enough to prevent extremism at the community level.
An analysis of budget documents suggests that federal funding for community-based, counter-terrorism programs has dried up.
The World Trade Center burns after being hit by planes in New York Sept. 11, 2001.
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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.
Detachment 88 forces conducting a raid in Indonesia in 2016.
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 ADF’s powers to search, seize and control movement at the scene of an incident will be simplified, expanded and made clearer.
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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.
People protest the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2018.
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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.
David Davis: In search of a new deal on security after Brexit.
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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?
An Indonesian police officer secures the area following the May 14 bomb blast at police headquarters in Surabaya, East Java.
A tougher security approach to terrorism may be counterproductive and could even potentially undermine the supremacy of civilian government in Indonesia.
Both the Foreign Minister and Attorney General have stated Australia will investigate and prosecute alleged perpetrators of international crimes.
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.
A place for dialogue, not suspicion.
The government's increasing focus on 'extremism' may be promoting rather than preventing violence.
Mubin Shaikh, a Toronto-born de-radicalization expert, speaks during a counter-terrorism event in Germany in May 2015.
No country is immune to terrorism, but de-radicalizing people who have been attracted to terrorist organizations like ISIS can work.
How do harsher measures to counter possible terrorist attacks impact our relation to political life and to citizenship ?
Counter-terrorism policies have social and political impacts on citizenship, identity and our perception of self and the Other. Through the British case, Lee Jarvis discusses his latest research with Sylvain Antichan.
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Claims that the Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped are too simplistic.
Without a strategy or a legal case to legitimate the use of force, the US is endangering crucial alliances and civilian lives.