The Asia-Pacific’s Rising Terrorist Threat

The foiled terrorist strikes this year are an ugly omen of more to come. By Luke Hunt May 08, 2015   This year was promising to be a particularly brutal one. Islamic militants have increasingly taken their terror campaigns to the streets of major Western cities – Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Charlie Hebdo in Paris,…

Canadian firm caught New Zealand ISIS jihadist’s blunder on twitter

Jeff Weyers of iBRABO, a Canadian open source intelligence site, spoke to the Vancouver Observer about open source security intelligence, and about Canadian examples being referenced in ISIS propaganda. Jenny Uechi   Jan 3rd, 2015   An Ontario-based open source intelligence research group, iBRABO, exposed a New Zealand ISIS fighter who was unwittingly broadcasting his location in Syria on twitter. Mark…

OSINT Summary: Australian police foil planned terrorist attack in New South Wales

Terrorism & Insurgency Christopher Hawkins – IHS Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor 19 September 2014 The Australian police have reportedly foiled a plot by the Islamic State to commit a terrorist act. Credit: PA Photos Fifteen men were arrested by Australian police during several counter-terrorism raids across the city of Sydney in New South Wales…

The Cost of Defence: ASPI Defence Budget Brief 2014-2015

Thursday, 29 May 2014 By: Mark Thomson   What is the cost of Defence? $80,281,391.78 per day. This report, prepared by Mark Thomson, gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence Budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues. Excerpt: This year’s federal budget was dominated by budget repair. Yet…

The Submarine Choice: ASPI’s International Conference, Canberra

Speaker: Experts from Australia and around the world Venue: The Hyatt Hotel, Canberra 8th Apr 2014 6:30pm – 10th Apr 2014 4:30pm Watch the full conference on ASPI’s YouTube channel As the government moves closer to deciding on Australia’s Future Submarine, this conference brought together senior policy-makers, high-level military officials, leading industry representatives and academics…