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Asia Watch: State of play

A new decade has brought some familiar problems. Efforts to contain and eliminate Islamist terror in Southeast Asia face the perennial challenge of vast, porous borders and now the prospect of hardened fighters returning home from the Middle East. 

AMIA and the new Argentinian government 

The Argentinian Jewish community, and indeed the wider Jewish world, is grappling with the implications of this new Government for the long-stalled investigation into the murderous mass-terror attack on the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish community building in 1994.

AIJAC expresses cautious optimism following death of arch-terrorist Soleimani

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has reacted with cautious optimism to the killing by US forces of Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, the...

Asia Watch: Forgotten but not gone

If the Thai military has reason to hope that steadily declining violence will render the bilateral negotiations irrelevant, BRN has an equally powerful incentive to remind its adversaries that it retains a military capability. 

ISIS after Baghdadi

The so-called caliphate has fallen, the leader is dead. But has the threat from ISIS dissipated? In some ways, according to Professor Boaz Ganor, one of the world’s foremost counter-terrorism experts, ISIS is actually more dangerous than ever.

Israel prepares to counter drones and cruise missiles from Iran and...

Thus far, Israeli intelligence has managed to thwart several Iranian drone attack plans and Israel is also seeking to deter such attacks by signalling Iranian forces responsible will pay a heavy price given Israeli command of the air.

Europa Europa: Halle and Antisemitism in Germany

The horrific attack on a German synagogue was the second in less than a week – a lethal turn of events that has seemed inevitable as antisemitic crimes have risen in recent years.

Is ISIS still a major global terrorist threat?

Israeli counter-terrorism expert Boaz Ganor considers ISIS after the fall of the Caliphate and the killing of Al-Baghdadi.

Asia Watch: Trigger Points

The bomb struck hours before President Rodrigo Duterte and other government officials gathered to witness the “decommissioning” of 1,060 ex-combatants from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), who turned over hundreds of firearms.

Essay: Spreading the Hate

Sociopolitical developments of the last decades have led to new arguments that have become part of hate discourse – namely, that European culture and traditions are being endangered by immigrants who will replace it.