New Zealanders fighting in Ukraine are facing significant risks, with no official support from the government. The fighters’ motives may be noble but are they muddying the waters?
As the number of volunteers for Ukraine’s International Legion rises to a reported 20,000 from over 50 countries, is it lawful for New Zealanders to join the fight?
What can New Zealand do now to support Ukraine while avoiding unnecessary risk to its own citizens and interests?
A group of Dutch families of foreign fighters detained in Syria are trying to get The Netherlands to repatriate them.
The Morrison government has shown no enthusiasm for repatriating the family members of IS fighters. But as other nations bring back their own fighters, Australia may find itself forced to act.
Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria may force Western states to finally address what to do with adherents of Islamic State. Here are the options.
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.
The UK needs all the friends it can get after Brexit – angering Canada isn’t a good move.
Why do people readily accept potentially unjust decisions by their government?
Women used to be largely ignored by counter-radicalisation strategies. Why that changed.
A schoolgirl who left Bethnal Green to join Islamic State in Syria is now in a refugee camp and wants to return to the UK.
If Canada truly stands for multiculturalism, pluralism, the rule of law, global justice, human rights and the liberal international order, we must prosecute our citizens who have fought with ISIS.
The British home secretary has decided not to seek assurances from the US that it wouldn’t use the death penalty for an IS duo arrested in Syria. This must be opposed.
What should the UK do with foreign jihadis who return home?
As Islamic State territory in Iraq and Syria shrinks, concerns are mounting about the number of foreign fighters who may return.
There are many obstacles to successful prosecution, including obtaining evidence in a war zone and using foreign intelligence in court.
Trying to reintegrate foreign fighters who return home shouldn’t be considered the soft option. Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
In an era of ever-increasing counter-terrorism powers, what is Andrew Nikolic’s appointment to a powerful parliamentary committee likely to mean for its scrutiny of national security legislation?
Islamic State uses propaganda to coax its enemies into misguided politico-military and strategic communications efforts.