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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.