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At a memorial honouring the victims of the recent Spanish terrorist attacks, a family embraces a Barcelona policeman who helped them during the mayhem. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)

How the European Union is making major strides fighting terrorism

Despite the recent terrorist attacks in Spain, the European Union has dramatically improved its counterterrorism efforts. Here's how.
The Brussels Airport begins reopening with new restrictions in place, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Doppagne/Pool. REUTERS/Benoit Doppagne

Four questions Belgians should ask about the Patriot Act

The U.S. and France responded to terrorist acts by passing surveillance laws. What could Belgium learn from their example?
Brussels Airport bombers Brahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui had previously spent time in prison. EPA/Interpol

The new breed of terrorists: criminals first, Islamists second

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. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

ISIS has changed international law

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?
Brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui are suspected of carrying out suicide bomb attacks at Brussels Airport on Tuesday. EPA/Interpol

Brussels attacks: why do family members commit terrorism together?

Family members share both genetics and environment to a greater extent than people in general. And this has implications for counterterrorism approaches.
AAP/Mick Tsikas

What is Turnbull’s take on foreign policy?

For anyone who has been following Malcolm Turnbull’s progress as prime minister, his much-anticipated speech to the Lowy Institute contained few real surprises, other that the fact that it was inevitably…

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