News

18
Dec
2017
Crowd watching fireworks at eiffel tower
There seems to be an increased likelihood of international terrorist attacks inspired by Islamic State over this year's Christmas and New Year holiday period and the clock has already started ticking. Clive Williams writes.
24
Nov
2017
North Korean Flag painted on concrete
​​​​​​​Donald Trump's redesignation of North Korea as a "state sponsor of terrorism" was predictable, even though it has not "repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism" since it was taken off the US State Department list in 2008. Professor Clive Williams writes.
05
Oct
2017
Bullets
The latest mass shooting in the United States, with a higher death toll than ever before, leaves most Australians wondering what it would take for Americans to desire tighter gun controls.
02
Aug
2017
Plane in the sky above buildings
Passenger aircraft continue to be a target for terrorists.
14
Jun
2017
UK Police
In the wake of terrorist attacks in France and England, both France and Britain are expected to toughen counterterrorism measures to try to contain the threat.
09
Jun
2017
London Bridge
Islamic State has urged its supporters to conduct an all-out war against infidels in the West during Ramadan. The scale of Britain's problem is immense compared with Australia's writes Clive Williams.
09
May
2017
Event image
ASIO, ASIS and the AFP are all expected to receive substantial funding boosts in the federal budget to be handed down tonight. The additional funding for intelligence agencies - some of which will reportedly come from the foreign aid budget - is apparently intended to facilitate 'frontline' activities. It appears the efficiency dividends imposed by Labor on federal government organisations to force administrative savings will stay in place.
26
Apr
2017
French Flag
The legacy of French colonialism may be coming home to roost. Professor Clive Williams examines terrorism in France.
15
Apr
2017
Missiles
Claims about the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons may well be substantiated by classified sources. But bear in mind the equally certain statements made to the United Nations in 2003 about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
13
Apr
2017
Missiles
Donald Trump has adopted a more assertive posture towards North Korea but, Clive Williams writes, recent pressure on Kim Jong-un will increase the potential for strategic miscalculation.

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