Report

Current approaches to terrorist and violent extremist content among the global top 50 online content-sharing services

This report provides an overview of the policies and procedures for addressing terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC) across the global top 50 online content sharing services, with a focus on transparency.
Briefing paper

The escalating terrorism problem in the United States

This CSIS brief examines the state of terrorism in the United States. It asks two sets of questions. First, what are the most significant types of terrorism in the United States, and how has the terrorism threat in the U.S. homeland evolved over time? Second...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's sarin gas claim implausible

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad claims sarin is a primitive gas that can be made in a backyard, and could have been used by rebels in the suspected chemical attack in Damascus on August 2013.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does halal certification fund terrorism?

One Nation founder Pauline Hanson claims that halal certification is a $3 trillion industry that funds Islamic organisations and terrorism.
Report

Terrorism is terrorism: the Christchurch terror attack from an Israeli CT perspective

This report examines the different phases of the Christchurch terror attack, its similarities to and differences from Islamic jihadist terror attacks, and the lessons to be learnt for preventing, thwarting and managing such attacks, based on Israeli counter-terrorism experience.
Book

Counterterrorism Yearbook 2020

This year’s Counterterrorism Yearbook draws upon 19 contributing authors, each a renowned thought leader in their field, to promote practical counterterrorism solutions by reviewing a global range of terrorism developments and counterterrorism responses.
Report

The year in hate and extremism

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has identified 940 active hate groups across the United States in 2019. Despite a slight decline from the all-time high of 1,020 hate groups in 2018, the SPLC documented an increase in the number of white nationalist, anti-LGBTQ and...
Working paper

Typology of terror - the backgrounds of Australian jihadis

In order to better understand what motivates Australian radical Islamists to join or support a terrorist group it is first necessary to get a better understanding of who they are. This working paper examines data sets from 173 Australian citizens and residents to paint a...
Report

Australia-Afghanistan relations: reflections on a half-century

It is now fifty years since diplomatic relations were formally established between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Kingdom of Afghanistan. This paper explores some of the key dimensions of the development of the relationship.
Report

Report of the Australian Taskforce to Combat Terrorist and Extreme Violent Material Online

Comprising government and industry representatives, the objective of the taskforce was to provide advice to government on practical, tangible and effective measures and commitments to combat the upload and dissemination of terrorist and extreme violent material.