How does assassinating an Iranian nuclear scientist make us safer?

If one nation decides to unilaterally take out another's citizen what stops the desire for legitimate…

The damned if you do damned if you don’t nature of military counter terrorism ops

Our focus on sending armed forces to confront Islamist terrorists is understandable but the outcome is…

Why Islamist extremists hate democracy so much

One sure sign that someone is become radicalised, perhaps violently so, is their rejection of democracy.

With crimes against humanity, the requirement to find and punish the guilty should never end

Ongoing court cases to send individuals to trial for war crimes a quarter century ago sends…

The unhelpful influence of foreign hateful preachers

There are many examples where 'imported' religious leaders poison the minds of followers: this practice has…

So where is all the right wing extremism in the US post-election period?

We need to constantly remind ourselves that the vast majority of those who sound violent do…

When ‘nationalists’ turn to terrorism

A number of ethno-nationalist conflicts around the world are inching towards potential terrorist campaigns.

How long should terrorists stay in prison?

Are terrorists enough of a danger to warrant long - or indefinite - incarceration once found…

What is the point of listing terrorist groups?

Of all the counter terrorism tools we have the exercise of listing groups seems the most…

Security services stop terrorist attacks and THEY are in the wrong?

Charges of entrapment in terrorist cases belie a woeful ignorance of how terrorism works.