Melbourne anti-terrorism raids: Heavily armed police search property at Greenvale

Updated 8 May 2015, 18:50 AESTOfficers from Victoria and the Australian Federal Police conduct anti-terrorism raids in Melbourne’s northern suburbs as part of an ongoing investigation. The bomb squad were called in to search the property at Greenvale during anti-terrorism raids. (Credit: AAP) Officers from Victoria and the Australian Federal Police are conducting anti-terrorism raids…

Counterterrorism Conundrum

Rethinking Security Policy in Australia and Southeast Asia By Joseph Chinyong Liow  December 17, 2014 A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt cafe where other were being held in central Sydney on December 15, 2014. (Jason Reed /Courtesy Reuters) Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Australia has enacted some of the harshest…

Arctic Move: Russia Gets Its Own NORTHCOM

  September 12, 2014 In an important sign of Russia’s increasing militarization of the Arctic, a development with troubling implications for several NATO countries, the Kremlin has announced the establishment of a new military command that will be responsible for the country’s north and the Arctic sector. As reported in the Moscow daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta,…

The weekly briefing, 8 September 2014: Al-Shabaab leader killed in US drone strikes, ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, Russian ships depart to reopen Arctic naval base, and more

Source: Intelligence unit Published: 8 September 2014 Filed: 8 September 2014   These briefings are produced by Bradburys Global Risk Partners in collaboration with Open Briefing. This week: Africa: Al-Shabaab leader killed in US drone strikes in Somalia.­ Americas: Government reshuffle in Venezuela indicates economic and political paralysis. Asia and Pacific: Japanese and Indian prime…

Gulf of Aden Security Review – July 7, 2014

  Yemen: AQAP militants attack Saudi border post in Hadramawt; AQAP releases statement to Facebook; AQAP militants attack al Houthi checkpoint in al Jawf; suspected AQAP militants detonate SVEST and ambush military vehicle in Abyan; Yemeni military and Islah militias clash with al Houthis; Yemeni Air Force bombs al Houthi positions in Amran and Sana’a…

Fragile States Index

Iran is up, America is down. North Korea isn’t as bad as you think. But what do numbers rating the stability of a country really mean? Index by the Fund for Peace — Illustrations by Luke Shuman » Part 1: Rankings and Map » Part 2: Notable Changes and Scores » Part 3: Postcards from…