Episode 11: A conversation on terrorism in Australia, with Levi West – part 1

Episode 11 of our podcast

Sub Rosa

levi-west-conversation-headshotIn this episode, Andrew talks with Levi West about terrorism in Australia.

Levi West is the Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University.

This is the first episode for 2017, and has a different format to earlier episodes. Instead of a straight Q & A interview, we’ve gone for a more conversational format, with the host and guest both contributing. This episode presents the first half of the conversation, discussing terrorism in Australia from the 1960s up until 2013.

We discuss the international development of terrorism and its Australian manifestations, demonstrated by some Yugoslav, Ananada Marga, Palestinian, Armenian, far-left and far-right groups that sometimes engaged in small-scale political violence in Australia.

We then discuss transitions that occurred in the 1990s, with high-profile terror attacks such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (by jihadists), the 1995 Tokya subway sarin gas attack (by the Aum Shinrikyo sect), the 1995 Oklahoma bombing (by…

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Author: Kate Grealy-Riadi

I have a background as a researcher and technical adviser on countering violent extremism (CVE), counter terrorism (CT), and crime prevention. I have also worked in development communications and project management in Australia, Pakistan, and Indonesia. I have an MA in international relations, and am currently researching political violence in Indonesia. Posts can be a bit intermittent as I recently had a baby ☺

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