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  • The World Needs Clearer Definitions for Terror and Torture

    When the definitions are fuzzy, the things we do are not torture; the things our enemies do are terrorism. If the definitions are available to everyone, then we can all make our own value judgements over what does and does not qualify.

  • The World Needs Clearer Definitions for Terror and Torture

    When the definitions are fuzzy, the things we do are not torture; the things our enemies do are terrorism. If the definitions are available to everyone, then we can all make our own value judgements over what does and does not qualify.

  • De-Branding Terror

    Looking at terrorist organisations as brands may seem trivial, but doing so allows us to dissect and understand the elements and organising principles that make them what they are.

  • De-Branding Terror

    Looking at terrorist organisations as brands may seem trivial, but doing so allows us to dissect and understand the elements and organising principles that make them what they are.

  • Australia's Former Intelligence Chief Is in an Awkward Position Ahead of Sydney Siege Inquiry

    Australia is conducting a complete review of law enforcement, intelligence, immigration, and justice following the Sydney Siege, but the role of one former intelligence chief in the government could cast a shadow over it.

  • Australia Announces an Investigation Into the Sydney Siege, Then Has to Investigate the Announcement

    The government's investigation of the events that led to Man Haron Monis walking the streets in the lead up to the deadly cafe attack got off on the wrong foot amid official confusion over whether the convicted criminal had a gun license.