Counter-terrorism

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Anti-terrorism
Countering violent extremism
Counterterrorism
Terrorism prevention
Policy report

Buying and selling extremism

The ways that online funding mechanisms can be exploited by individuals and groups promoting right-wing extremist ideology in Australia are an emerging problem. This paper argues that any response must include strong policies and programs to address the drivers of such extremism.
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

2018-9 AUSTRAC regulator performance framework

This report details the activities AUSTRAC have undertaken in the 2018-19 financial year to work with industry and partner agencies in the development and modernisation of our regulatory approach.
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.
Report

The right-wing terrorism threat in Europe

To better understand the implications of right-wing terrorism in Europe, this analysis asks: how significant is the threat from right-wing terrorism in Europe, particularly compared to other terrorist threats?
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

ASPI–KAS 4th Australia–Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue - ‘Shifting frontiers: addressing post-caliphate terrorism dynamics’

In October 2018, a delegation of counterterrorism (CT) practitioners, policymakers and academics travelled from Europe to Australia to participate in the 4th Australia–Europe Counterterrorism Dialogue. This report covers the key themes of the dialogue, which were deliberately chosen to reflect contemporary trends.
Report

Artificial intelligence prediction and counterterrorism

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in counterterrorism is not inherently wrong. This paper suggests some necessary conditions for legitimate use of AI as part of a predictive approach to counterterrorism on the part of liberal democratic states.
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

The Marawi crisis—urban conflict and information operations

Considering the centrality of ideology and information operations (IOs) in the future operating environment, the Marawi crisis offers an instructive case when preparing for the challenges of an evolving threat landscape. This report therefore examines both the capability aspects of kinetic hard power and the...
Report

The post-caliphate Salafi-jihadi environment

This Strategic Insight reviews the post-caliphate Salafi-jihadi environment, focusing on two issues: the franchising strategy of al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the evolving threat of online messaging.
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

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...
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.
Discussion paper

Online harms white paper

This white paper sets out the UK Government's plans for online safety measures, which include encouraging companies to take more responsibility for the online safety of their users, particularly children and other vulnerable groups. The public consultation runs until July 2019.
Transcript

PM statement on Christchurch mosques terror attack - 21 March

This speech announces the New Zealand Government's new firearm policy to ban all military style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles, high capacity magazines and parts with the ability to convert semi-automatic or any other type of firearm into a military style semi-automatic weapon.
Report

Jemaah Islamiyah: an uncertain future

This report argues that the reappearance of JI has major relevance for Australia, given that Indonesia is a large and important strategic partner. Any threats to Jakarta’s internal stability must therefore occupy a central place in Canberra’s foreign, defence and security calculations.