Policy, Guns and Money: UN peacekeeping, US counterterrorism strategy and WhatsApp

United Nations peacekeeping operations are an extremely important part of the UN’s contribution to international peace and security. Peacekeeping expert Charlie Hunt from RMIT University joins ASPI’s Lisa Sharland to discuss some of the challenges facing the UN in delivering these important operations and the future of peacekeeping, and how Australia can increase its presence in peacekeeping operations.

In June, the US government released its first National strategy for countering domestic terrorism. Arie Perliger, director of security studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, joins ASPI’s Teagan Westendorf to examine the strategy. They consider the document’s four strategic pillars, policy gaps and the strategy’s potential to address the threat of domestic terrorism in the US.

In an excerpt from an ASPI webinar, Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, talks with ASPI’s Fergus Hanson about some of the challenges facing the world’s largest messaging service. They discuss end-to-end encryption, working in countries with different government requirements, and the importance of security to WhatsApp. You can watch the full discussion on ASPI’s YouTube channel.