Articles by: "Clive Williams"
Remember the seasonal flu? 

You might not consider disease to be a national security issue, but that depends on how you define national security. A ‘disease’, by the way, is a disorder of structure or function in a human, …

Covid-19 vaccines hit the black market

As the global rollout of vaccines against Covid-19 gathers pace, there are already reports of a vibrant black market for the various vaccine candidates. A black market usually springs up fairly quickly when there’s a …

Terrorism in the era of Covid-19

French counterterrorism police are investigating a stabbing attack in southeast France in which two people were killed and five injured. The attack was a reminder that while the media focus is mainly on Covid-19, terrorism …

Trump’s elusive border wall

President Donald Trump’s latest ploy to garner funding for a border wall between the US and Mexico was to try to impose a minimum 5% tariff on Mexican imports from 10 June. The move was …

Terrorism in Australia in 2019: more of the same?

The terrorism threat level in Australia in 2019 is likely to remain at ‘probable’—the middle of five levels. While there can be no ironclad guarantees with counterterrorism, the current level of generous resourcing should allow …

Australia: where to with North Asian security?

Last week’s one-day meeting of Australian and Japanese prime ministers in Tokyo will reportedly lead to strengthened bilateral defence ties, supposedly to enhance regional security in the face of ‘North Korean aggression’ and ‘the strategic …