Articles by: "John Coyne"
The devil is in the details

Douglas Fry’s recent Strategist contribution, ‘Australian police require proactive approach to shooter threat’, illustrates the challenge of covering complex issues in 800 words. I applaud Douglas for strongly supporting the introduction of active shooting training …

Schengen’s lessons for ASEAN

Several weeks ago, at a border security conference in London, I thought I was going to see something akin to the recent Ukrainian parliament brawl. A British MP and a Migration Watch representative separately declared …

‘We Can’t Stop’: Life with encryption

In his recent Strategist contribution, David Lang nailed a critical, but sadly missing, dimension of the counter terrorism intelligence debate regarding encryption. David put it perfectly when he argued that encryption is a ‘central contributor …

It’s time to change: a new national ice strategy

Tomorrow, ASPI’s Border Security Program will launch its new Special Report on crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’): Methamphetamine: focusing Australia’s national ice strategy on the problem, not the symptoms. Australia’s seemingly unquenchable thirst for ice has created major …

Disrupting the trade in psychoactives

Over the last few days I have found myself reflecting on the policy challenges of disrupting the cross-border trade in new psychoactive substances (NPS), which are manufactured to copy the user experiences of illicit drugs. …