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.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
Federal and state leaders endorsed another set of counter-terrorism measures at a special meeting on Thursday.
In the main the public have accepted the world has changed, justifying altering the balance between security and rights. But there is still argument over precisely where lines should be drawn.
Though British officials have foiled far more terrorist plots than they’ve missed, the United Kingdom is on edge after its fifth terrorist attack this year alone.
The September 15 London train bombing that injured 30 was the UK's fifth terror attack this year. A security expert looks at why Europe has been seeing more frequent and bloodier jihadist assaults.
Police raided several Sydney properties over the weekend in relation to possible terror plots.
The government seems hell-bent on pre-crime arrest, prosecution, and punishment for terror offenders – while falling short in providing the necessary long-term support.
Malcolm Turnbull announced the proposed changes in front of heavily armed special forces soldiers.
The effectiveness of the changes to the ADF's role in counter-terrorism operations will depend heavily on the willingness of state police to accept military advice and assistance.