Combating Terrorism Center Sentinel

Journal article

18 Oct 2017

This article examines an alleged terrorist plot uncovered in Sydney in late July 2017 and assesses its implications for the Islamic State’s approach to external operations.

Journal article

10 Mar 2017

Abstract

The jihadi threat within Australia has transformed. Terror plots have become more frequent, with up to 16 occurring since September 2014, but have also become less ambitious. Australian jihadism has evolved since the 1990s following international developments, most recently the Syrian civil...

Journal article

23 Jan 2017

Abstract

The wave of Islamic State-linked terrorism experienced in the West over the past couple of years has rekindled debates surrounding mental disorders and terrorist engagement. A very preliminary survey by the authors found that out of 55 attacks in the West where...

Journal article

29 Sep 2014

Introduction

Australian citizens continue to join jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, and this trend has been identified as a national security priority. In mid-September 2014, the Australian federal government raised the National Terrorism Public Alert from “medium” to “high,” citing the foreign...

Journal article

23 Aug 2012

A 1999 study prepared for the Defense Intelligence Agency and produced at the Naval Postgraduate School began with a disclaimer stating, “cyberterror is not a threat. At least not yet, and not for a while.” Nevertheless, the authors warned, “cyberterror is indeed coming.” Around the...

Journal article

24 Jul 2012

Efforts to understand the nuances inherent to the political turmoil in Syria present daunting challenges. While the numerous insurgent factions and the Syrian security forces engage each other in combat in towns and cities to secure tangible battlefield gains, the warring parties are also waging...