Episode 12: A conversation on terrorism in Australia, with Levi West – part 2

Episode 12 of our podcast

Sub Rosa

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

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

This is the second episode in a two-part series. The first half  covered terrorism in Australia from the 1960s up until 2013. This second half covers the impact of the Syrian civil war, the rise of “Islamic State”, and controversies over counter-terrorism powers.

We discuss measures such as passport-confiscation, control orders and citizenship-revocation, drawing out some of practical, legal, and moral issues involved. We also discuss how jihadist terror plots in Australia have evolved, and some of the factors behind this. We end by briefly covering the terrorist threat in Indonesia, and counter-terrorism cooperation between Indonesia and Australia.

The episode was recorded in November 2016, so it does not cover some more recent developments, such as an alleged Christmas Day bombing plot in Melbourne, or the…

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Author: Kate Grealy-Riadi

I have a background as a researcher, analyst and technical adviser in counter terrorism (CT), countering violent extremism (CVE), 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 doing a PhD at the Australian National University studying political violence in Indonesia.

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