A whole life sentence has never been imposed in New Zealand but it seems likely the prosecution will call for one for the Christchurch gunman.
Legally designating domestic extremist groups as terrorist organizations – as some in the US advocate now – will have limited benefits, if any at all.
The decision to charge an incel youth with terrorism reinforces worrying trends in counterterrorism.
After the 9/11 attacks, global security measures focused on terrorism. Now, after the COVID-19 pandemic, similar measures are being applied to countering disease.
Long after a crisis recedes, residual anxiety can remain and become calcified in cultures, customs and institutions.
Some changes in the new security bill submitted to parliament last week are welcome, but others require careful scrutiny, especially when the rights of children are at stake.
As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates global economic and health insecurities, opportunities to emulate the pandemic's effects with bioweapons affords terrorists a new model.
By withdrawing its troops from Somalia, Kenya could be doing more harm than good.
Until we acknowledge that toxic white masculinity is fuelling mass murders, aggrieved white men will continue to commit them -- and we'll all continue to pay the price.
To stem the spread of COVID-19, Turkey is releasing 90,000 prison inmates. Not on the list for release: tens of thousands of academics, journalists and others the regime sees as political threats.
The terror group uses the proceeds of criminal activity to support its political agenda.
The Christchurch gunman's surprise guilty plea makes him the first person convicted of terrorism in New Zealand. A legal expert explains what will happen next in the sentencing process.
There are many hurdles to a successful prosecution of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. But trying to seek justice is not a futile exercise.
ASIO has warned that far-right groups pose an elevated threat to national security. Parliament needs more oversight of how Home Affairs decides which terror groups are listed on the national register.
A scholar who spent 24 months in the Uighur-dominated regions of China recalls when the Chinese crackdown on Uighurs started in 2017 – people were picked up and never returned.
A more robust strategy is needed to manage terrorism funding, especially fund-raising by returning terrorist fighters.
Australia is under increasing threat from right-wing terrorism, and to properly combat it we need to understand it and offer better alternatives for those drawn to it.
The re-integration of defectors from terror groups into society is a conundrum governments in conflict situations have to deal with across the world.
The US could be losing a key ally to China. But it has less to do with Trump's foreign policy and everything to do with a drug war in the Philippines.
We do a disservice to survivors of major tragedies when we call them "heroes." Instead, we should change our policies and attitudes to help them truly survive the disaster.