This publication considers counter-terrorism (CT) explores wider policy considerations through a range of chapters from 16 expert authors. The yearbook includes chapters on trends in terrorism, pre-crime policing and extremism, radicalisation of teenagers, strategic competition and CT, public trust, multiculturalism, and bioterrorism and resilience.
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.
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...
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.