Critics of new terrorism laws argue they do not necessarily eradicate hate-fuelled violence — and they could make structural and institutional violence seem more palatable.
New Zealand’s second terrorist attack in two years highlights weaknesses in existing counter-terrorism laws. Beyond fast-tracking changes to those laws, two other legal areas need urgent review.
Addressing American domestic radicalism will require new ways of thinking about the nation’s problems, and new ways of solving them.
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.
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.
Australia now has one of the most comprehensive ranges of anti-terrorism laws of any Western democracy. It’s time to think creatively about solutions, rather than continually reworking old strategies.
Australia already has an extensive suite of anti-terrorism legislation, and the government hasn’t clarified what gap, if any, this new bill would fill.
An additional charge of terrorism has been laid against the man accused of the Christchurch mosque shootings. This poses a risk of providing a platform for hateful ideas.
The alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks faces 50 charges of murder and 39 of attempted murder. His court appearance raises several issues, including whether media should name him.
New Zealand’s ban on semi-automatic weapons and assault firearms is one small step in a country that will need to address gaps in its security approach.
My research focuses on terrorism in or affecting New Zealand. Until yesterday, my phone didn’t ring often because few were interested in anything I had to say. Since yesterday, it has not stopped.
Arresting JAD members and banning the group is unlikely to completely neutralise JAD’s influence because its weakness is not in the organisation’s structure, but in its ideology.
Five serving members of the army have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to the group.
Proposed new laws will restrict parole and bail to those merely associated in some way with terrorism, even when they have not be arrested for – or convicted of – a specific terrorism offence.
It cuts shuts down the chance for dialogue.
An outline of the ways laws to restrict the activities of terrorist suspects have evolved.
Terrorism laws contain extra hurdles to secure a conviction, so prosecutors and police may prefer to charge offenders with murder or assault in some cases.
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany’s elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
What happens to the Islamic State if it loses the battle for territory in Iraq and Syria? Here’s a list of ways it might go down.