Western governments’ anti-terrorism strategies are now colliding with public sympathy for Ukraine, and its people’s desperation to fight Russia with any means.
In the wake of the Christchurch and Auckland attacks, should official definitions of terrorism conflate the actions of a white supremacy extremist and a radical Islamist extremist?
At least half of Australians and New Zealanders in a recent study believed in one major conspiracy theory.
Proposed new hate speech laws would tighten legal definitions but broaden their potential application.
As New Zealand marks the second anniversary of the March 15 atrocity, the general terror threat has increased and doubts persist about police and security agency preparedness.
A new survey of Australian mosques shows that, in the wake of the horrific Christchurch attack, they are still being targeted with threats and actual violence.
February 22 2011 changed Christchurch forever. On the tenth anniversary of the deadly earthquake, how far has the city come and what challenges remain?
Incoming US president Joe Biden can’t mend a broken US democracy alone. Other liberal democracies, including NZ, need to get involved.
Despite the government agreeing in principle to the royal commission’s recommendations, nothing is set in stone — including findings of fact.
The 800-page report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terror attacks ultimately asks New Zealanders to look to themselves to prevent such an atrocity happening again.
The politics of reassurance have made her one of the most popular prime ministers in NZ history. Can Jacinda Ardern turn that into meaningful change?
With a month to until polling day on October 17, the 2020 general election defies conventional analysis.
It’s hard to see how there will be any appeal for the Australian mass gunman who was jailed for life without parole since he was so accepting of his fate.
In a New Zealand legal first, mass-murderer and terrorist Brenton Tarrant is jailed for life with no chance of parole.
New Zealand and Australia have no prisoner transfer agreement. By negotiating one, we could deport the Christchurch terrorist and help resolve the trans-Tasman prisoner problem in the process.
The law is on the judge’s side when it comes to fears the Christchurch killer will use his sentencing hearing to grandstand.
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.
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.
Haji-Daoud Nabi was a lifelong friend, who helped inspire my research in Afghanistan on how violent events shape people’s sense of community. I never thought my work would one day apply at home in NZ.
The US, Russia and China haven’t backed the NZ-led Christchurch Call to crackdown on online extremism. Without them, and key non-western media, the initiative is unlikely to make enough difference.