Radical Islamists will never overthrow Western democracies. What we're talking about is the effect the terrorist threat has on our wellbeing as a multicultural society, and on our politics.
As difficult as it is to concede, lone-actor, grievance-fuelled violence cannot be solved simply by tightening justice processes.
President Trump wants to slash global health funding at a time when more investment is needed, not less. This spending can protect Americans – as well as foreigners – from deadly diseases.
Once we switch from focusing on total terror deaths (or attacks) per country to terror deaths per capita, relevant conclusions about what drives terrorism change dramatically.
Politics podcast: John Blaxland on handling Islamist terrorism.
Events in Britain, the New South Wales coroner's report on the Lindt Cafe siege, and a new attack in Australia have given a much sharper edge to the debate about how to handle Islamist terrorism.
There are many obstacles to successful prosecution, including obtaining evidence in a war zone and using foreign intelligence in court.
The University of Canberra's Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
In an uncertain world, we have to accept and deal with modest dangers for the sake of the wider good, which includes fulfilling the obligations of a rich and privileged country.
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
If Peter Dutton lost his seat it would be a major blow to the conservative wing of the Liberal Party.
A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
President Trump's new executive order on cybersecurity signals some significant new federal cybersecurity efforts.
The Conversation’s political experts react to the 2017-18 budget's key measures in the areas of welfare, foreign aid, defence spending and more.
An active outbreak of a type of bird flu in China raises concerns about worldwide pandemics. Ebola and Zika viruses still threaten. Here's why this is not the time to cut funding.
Was the London attacker acting alone? Was he really a soldier of the Islamic State? Research on the nature of jihadism in the West reveals possible answers.
Corruption is leading to instability in South Africa, which in turn poses a threat to the country's national security.
The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Losing a national security adviser is one thing – weeks and months of slow-drip crises is quite another.
Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on.