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Terrorism



Report

The transnational element of a ‘domestic’ problem: policy solutions to countering right-wing violent extremism in Australia

This report looks at four case studies, qualitative interviews and expert literature, to highlight important transnational dimensions of right-wing violent extremism, as well as expanding the way governments understand the threat and craft policy responses to it.
Report

Protecting innocents in combat

This paper discusses the use of humans as shields - that is, the use of innocent civilians by terrorist groups and other actors, to shield military objects from attack. Using human shields is a war crime, but it is still pervasive and used with impunity...
Report

Christchurch Call community consultation: final report

In May 2019 New Zealand and France launched the Christchurch Call (the Call) to eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content (TVEC) online. This report summarises the contributions of this project.
Book

Counterterrorism Yearbook 2021

The 2021 yearbook provides a comprehensive picture of the current global terrorism landscape. The yearbook's 29 authors found COVID-19, a key theme in most chapters, to have had an impact on global terrorism.
Report

Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

This report is a comprehensive response to the Royal Commission's Terms of Reference. The report was presented to the Governor-General on 26 November 2020, and then the Minister of Internal Affairs presented the report to Parliament on 8 December 2020. The title, Kō tō tātou...
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Global peace index 2020

In the past year 80 countries recorded deteriorations in peacefulness, while 81 recorded improvements according to the fourteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.
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...
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.
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.
Guide

National security legislation in the 44th and 45th Parliaments: a quick guide

This quick guide provides summaries of, and links to key resources on, government bills passed in the 44th and 45th Parliaments that related to conter-terrorism and national security issues.
Article

Behind the veil: women in jihad after the caliphate

The cohort of former caliphate members of mostly women and children now held in camps pose a key challenge for counterterrorism efforts around the world. Assumptions about women and violence can obstruct an accurate assessment of the threat female IS supporters pose and an accurate...
Report

Management of the Terrorism Reinsurance Scheme

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation’s (ARPC) management of the Terrorism Reinsurance Scheme.
Report

Global peace index 2019

This annual report finds that global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years, but the world continues to be less peaceful than a decade ago.
Report

18 years and counting: Australian counterterrorism, threats and responses

This report provides a general overview of what successive Australian governments have done since 9/11 to counter the threat posed by Salafi-jihadi to the maintenance of international peace and security, to regional security and to domestic security.
Report

Canadian terrorists by the numbers: an assessment of Canadians joining and supporting terrorist groups

With ISIS facing complete collapse, Canada is now forced to deal with an uncomfortable reality - there are Canadians who joined or supported terrorist movements who are going home or are already in the country. The report examines existing literature and data on European and...
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Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019: terms of reference

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 has been established. The Royal Commission is to investigate events leading up to the attack and the performance of State sector agencies in relation to those events.