What's missing from current climate change debates is a compelling, science-based national security narrative, writes Alan Dupont.


New terror laws run the risk of undermining the very freedoms we seek to preserve, writes George Williams.


The ­WikiLeaks and Snowden disclosures have been detrimental to the interests of the Western ­democracies, writes Alan Dupont.

Iraqi insurgents

If we are to prevent another Lindt cafe siege we'll need more than just a vague policy of 'deradicalisation', writes Clive Kessler.

Terror, anti-terror laws, special forces

An estimated 90 Australians are now fighting with and supporting terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. Are we placing too much weight on new laws' power to combat extremism, asks George Williams

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The Australian government's response to the quashing of David Hicks' conviction for providing material support to terrorism has been underwhelming, writes George Williams.

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Ela Gandhi has delivered the 2015 Gandhi Oration, saying her grandfather's teachings are more relevant than ever, with Islamophobia, terrorism and climate change standing in the way of peace.

Summer experts

UNSW experts are available over the summer break to comment on subjects ranging from terrorism, cyberbullying and road safety, to binge eating, grandparent carers and the year ahead in economics.

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If Islamic State is to be defeated it must be exposed for the totalitarianism it is, writes Alan Dupont.

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The federal government’s plan to abolish the permanent national security oversight body as part of the red tape "repeal day" is based on a flawed reading of the body's role, warn Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity.