Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities.
A bomb threat delivered to LGBTIQ radio station Joy FM this week highlights how divisive, dangerous and ugly the same-sex marriage plebiscite campaign could become.
The director of a graduate program in homeland security debunks common misconceptions about the origins of political violence.
A year of violence continues with bombs in NYC and a stabbing in Minnesota, leaving many asking, why? A psychologist explains what research has revealed about the minds of violent extremists.
The recent arrest of female terrorists in France brought attention to the role women play in IS. A group of American academics studied this issue – with a surprising result.
The effects of terrorism on businesses are wide ranging but some are learning how to adapt to risk and use it to their competitive advantage.
Tragedies involving building collapses prompt structural engineers to figure out what happened, and how to prevent it from recurring.
Islamic State's call to arms against Australian targets may appear concerning in it its specificity. But it does little to change the underlying security realities the group and its supporters face.
What are ASIO’s powers in detaining and questioning terror suspects? Does it need more to be effective?
The rules of engagement for Australian forces fighting Islamic State will be widened, with a proposed change in the law giving them legal power to target all parts of the armed organisation.
How literary analysis led one scholar to develop a theory of how immigrants become connected to their host society -- and therefore unlikely to attack it.
Are Americans at increasing risk of being killed in a terrorist attack? A sociologist explains how the way we remember the dead may make it feel that way.
A young boy is strapped with explosives and sent to detonate himself and those around him at a school. An expert on terrorism explains how and why children become embroiled in militant conflicts.
The deadly Islamist group Boko Haram has lost ground and split into factions, but it's far from beaten.
Abu Nasr al-Farabi can teach us about the thinking behind radicalisation, and offers a warning to terrorists guilty of 'over-belief'.
The solution to emergency communications: redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.
The survival of civilians seem forgotten in a new U.S. and Russian agreement to root out IS and other terrorists in Syria.
A spate of low-level terrorist incidents has the authorities arguing, instead of tackling the problem.
When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
The arrest on terrorism charges of a white 'nationalist extremist' from an avowedly right-wing organisation should alert Australians to the dangers of violence from that direction.