Articles by: "Anthony Bergin"
Encryption technologies and counterterrorism

In the lead up to the Paris tragedy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned about the dangers of ‘going dark’: data stored on e-mail, text messages, phone calls, live chat sessions, photos and videos being …

Australia and Africa: opportunities beyond aid

Forty years ago Australia decided to engage China. We should now embark on a similar path of engagement with Africa. Africa is on a growth trajectory that’s enabled it to become the world’s fastest-growing continent. …

CVE and building resilience in schools

Schools are now on the frontline of countering violent extremism (CVE). Last week, the New South Wales government announced a state-wide audit  of all prayer groups conducted in public schools following allegations of radical Islam …

Terrorism: the media and the message

On 15 December last year The Daily Telegraph produced a special lunchtime edition that featured the front-page headline: ‘Death Cult CBD Attack: IS takes 13 hostages in city cafe siege’. The edition generated complaints to …

The paradox of increased counter-terrorism spending

Australia’s leading academic researcher on public opinion has produced a fascinating study that draws together public surveys of defence and national security attitudes. The report by ANU’s Ian McAllister is part of a public consultation …