Policy, Guns and Money: UN Peacekeepers’ Day, terrorism report and ASEAN’s Covid-19 response

In this episode, marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, Lisa Sharland, head of ASPI’s international program, speaks to the force commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, Major General Cheryl Pearce, about her experiences commanding a peacekeeping mission, the impact of Covid-19 on the mission and the importance of women in peacekeeping.

Next, Leanne Close, head of ASPI’s counterterrorism program, talks with Professor Boaz Ganor about some of the key findings from his ASPI report, Terrorism is terrorism: The Christchurch terror attack from an Israeli CT perspective, including some of his recommendations to intelligence and law enforcement agencies working in counterterrorism.

Finally, ASPI senior analyst Dr Huong Le Thu speaks with Asialink CEO Penny Burtt about the response to Covid-19 from ASEAN nations, information-sharing in the region and ASEAN’s effectiveness in managing the pandemic.