Prepaid cellphones are just one of many technological tools used by criminals and terrorists.
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Throwaway phones are just one piece of the ever-widening technological arsenal of extremists and terror groups of all kinds.
The adjustment in Australia’s defence spending to 1.9% to 2% of GDP is reasonable.
The stakes around Australia's defence appear higher and the urgency greater than at any time since the height of the Cold War.
A bill that would give courts in NSW the power to restrict offenders departs from existing regimes in many striking ways.
Imposing significant restrictions on the liberty of a person found not guilty subverts the ordinary criminal justice process.
The Brussels Airport begins reopening with new restrictions in place, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Doppagne/Pool.
The U.S. and France responded to terrorist acts by passing surveillance laws. What could Belgium learn from their example?
Huge dirty bomb exercise in Portland, US.
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Dirty bombs are relatively easy for a terrorist organisation to make. So how do we tackle the threat?
Syrian refugee Dania poses at the Sacramento, California apartment complex she lives in.
A majority of U.S. citizen oppose Syrian refugee resettlement. We run the numbers to put the perceived risk in perspective.
Brussels Airport bombers Brahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui had previously spent time in prison.
Apart from having little or no knowledge of religion, the new crop of Islamic State recruits come primed for violence with a different set of skills, honed through criminal activity.
Remembering ISIS victims at the U.N., November 2015.
The urgent need to respond to ISIS has redefined the use of "self-defense" to include attacking a nonstate threat in another country. But what are the implications of this? change?
Minorities are increasingly facing exclusion from Pakistan's public realm; and it's not only terrorists who are responsible.
The nuclear power plant in Doel, Belgium.
Evidence suggests that the threat is not being taken seriously enough.
Is it fair to criticize Belgian security forces for not stopping last week’s bombing?
Ensuring complete security against terrorist attacks, especially against vulnerable targets in Europe, is all but impossible. Here's why.
The January terrorist attack in Jakarta indicated a revival of radical jihadi groups in Indonesia.
Indonesia should tackle the job and income insecurities that plague its large young workforce, to help prevent them being lured into joining violent extremist groups.
Three suspects in the Brussels airport bombing caught on CCTV.
How easy is it to recognise a suspect from a CCTV image?
Brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui are suspected of carrying out suicide bomb attacks at Brussels Airport on Tuesday.
Family members share both genetics and environment to a greater extent than people in general. And this has implications for counterterrorism approaches.
Brussels remains on high alert as raids continue.
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The road to radicalisation can morph from an idea about noble deeds.
Prime Minister Charles Michel holds a press conference after the attacks.
It's going to take time and money, but the country must act on its terrorism problem.
A policeman stands guard outside the appartment where Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam was found.
Terrorist attacks that are locally sourced and financed are very hard to detect.
Malcolm Turnbull told the Lowy Institute Australia was united with Belgium in the battle against terror.
Violent Islamist extremism appears to have reached a crisis point in Europe with a "perfect storm" of circumstances, Malcolm Turnbull has said.
Shattered windows after multiple explosions at a Brussels airport in Zaventem.
The deadly terror attack in Brussels raises the issue of safety and security at airports. But this is more about our approach to risk in any areas where people are known to gather.
Rome’s Trevi fountain lit up with the Belgian flag. Why do some violent acts prompt global artistic memorial, but not others?
From Tintin weeping to spotlit buildings, images are rapidly circulating on social media as a way of comprehending the Brussels bombings. But where was the cartoon for those who died in Ankara? Are some tragedies "ungrievable"?