It discusses strategies to counter the threat and actions Australia should take given the realization that this is not a threat that will dissipate or that can be effectively defeated with conventional means.
Australia’s national security is now facing more audacious and fundamental challenges, directly threatening to our security environment, in the form of extremist-Muslim transnational terrorism.
The key objective of the overview is to provide a strategic summary of how Australia can face the challenges of the changing threat that global transnational terrorism presents. The summary it provides is in-line with existing policy on the subject.
The effectiveness of regional bilateral relationships to combat transnational terrorism in South East Asia, many of which Australia is a key player in, have been recognized globally. South East Asia is another region where great progress has been made, with Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and the Abu Sayyaf groups severely undermined by international efforts.
The overview provides a range of evidence in support of the main statements that Australia is under threat from transnational terrorism and the on-going need to continually be adaptive and active participants in combating the threat.
Essentially the report espouses that Australia is a target because of its global presence and participation in peacekeeping and peacemaking efforts around the world, because of its social values and democratic free society and beliefs that run counter to the believes and ideology of extremist-M...
... middle of paper ...
...rity, April 2005, pp.91
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Terrorism and Australian Business, December 2004. Pp. 6
Dept. Prime Minister & Cabinet, COUNTER TERRORISM WHITE PAPER Securing Australia | Protecting Our Community 2010, Australian Government, 2010, pp. 67
Dept. Prime Minister & Cabinet, Protecting Australia Against Terrorism 2006: Australia’s National Counter-Terrorism Policy and Arrangements, Australian Government, 2006, pp. 23
Jacobson M. & Levitt M., The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Countering Transnational Threats, Policy Focus #92, 2009, pp.12
RAND Corporation, Aptitude for Destruction, Volume 2: Case Studies of Organizational Learning in Five Terrorist Groups, 2005, pp. 64
White H., LOWY INSTITUTE For International Policy, a focused force AUSTRALIA’S DEFENCE PRIORITIES IN THE ASIAN CENTURY, LOWY INSTITUTE Paper 26, 2009, pp. 46
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Historical Background It is necessary to examine the historical context of Muslim terrorism in the United States to understand the evolvement of Muslim extremism today. Juergensmeyer (2003) supports this stance by stating that contemporary acts of violence are influenced by historical violence perpetrated in the religious past. The assumption could be made that Muslim extremism in the United States is a more recent phenomenon; on the contrary, this is not true. By understanding history enlightens to where foundations and structures were built to support Muslim extremism and terrorism activities that exist in the United States today.... [tags: Terrorism, Muslim Extremism]
1709 words (4.9 pages)
- Introduction Domestic or transnational terrorism, which is the greater threat to the United States. In order to determine which the greater threat is, they first need to be defined. There also needs to be knowledge of which groups are involved and how widespread activates of transnational and domestic terrorist activity reach. Once the understanding of each group is determined then the answer of which is a superior threat can be answered. Definition of Transnational Terrorism Transnational terrorism also defined as international terrorism, includes any violent act that is consider dangerous to human life and violates federal or state law in the United States.... [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Jihad, Taliban]
1830 words (5.2 pages)
- Terrorism is defined as "an action or threat where the action causes certain defined forms of harm/interference and the action is done or the threat is made with the intention of advancing a political, religious or ideological. Terrorism can cause death, serious harm to property or people, serious health risks to the safety of the public, and interference with telecommunications. Australia 's laws against terrorism are in Part 5.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code) and they focus on terrorist act offences, terrorist organisations, preventing the financing of terrorism, urging violence and advocating terrorism offences, and foreign incursions and recruitment offences.... [tags: Terrorism, Violence, Counter-terrorism, Australia]
1193 words (3.4 pages)
- Much of the terrorism that occurs globally tend to have a link with the Muslim community. When a terrorism activity occurs, the media focus on the Muslim community as the potential masterminds of the criminal act. In most parts of the world, people associated with the Muslim culture receive a lot of discrimination considering that their colleagues associate with terrorism activities. The main question is that are all the terrorism activities that take place associate with the Muslim community.... [tags: Terrorism ]
2034 words (5.8 pages)
- The reality behind Muslim terrorism, disguised with multiculturalism, diversity and equality propaganda, and its effects on Western society. An alternative reality based view. Importing Muslim Terrorism Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe […] Europe’s response is madness - Viktor Orbán, Hungarian PM. Often referred to as an invading army, mass Muslim immigration was introduced into Europe by the same people behind a world without borders, one-world government and the recent regime changes and invasions.... [tags: Islam, Islamic terrorism, Islamism, Jihad]
1391 words (4 pages)
- The news media is a way to broadcast information that is new and seems to affect a wide number of people or attracts attention to raise ratings. The platforms that news media utilizes is broad and aims to communicate to as many people as possible. Those platforms include television, radio, paper/print and more modernly through social media. These platforms can be used to relay information on a hurricane in another country, a massacre in Orlando, or the “conservative Republican agenda.” (Shaw, Lee, 2015, 261) All information is perspective based, but can be construed in a way that leaves little room for misunderstanding or a lot of room for misunderstanding.... [tags: Islam, Sociology, Terrorism, Muslim]
801 words (2.3 pages)
- Although seemingly a discrete category, religious terrorism cannot be disentangled from other motivations for terrorist violence. To what extent do you agree. Terrorism is a vast and complex topic and has been occurring throughout history, there are many definitions and types of terrorism that are often described by society; one that has gained the most momentum within society and the media today is religious terrorism. Although religious terrorism has its own specific definition along with other forms of terrorism, it seems that this type of terrorism has been assigned as a definite explanation behind most cases of terrorist violence; despite they’re being other factors contributing.... [tags: Terrorism, Religion, Irregular military, Jihad]
1360 words (3.9 pages)
- Muslims, but also students, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, politicians, volunteers, activities, etc” (Navarro, 2010, p. 100). The reviewed literatures demonstrate when implying to the rights of a Muslim women; the western media discourse tends to emphasize symbolic and religious issues such as the veil. She provides an example of how the French mass media represents the veil to the general public: In August 2006, when the British authorities decided to keep aero planes grounded at Heathrow airport in order to dismantle a series of terrorist attempts, the web page of the French newspaper “Liberation” announced “attempted attacks” which it described as Islamist and could not find anythi... [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Muslim, Qur'an]
1247 words (3.6 pages)
- Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries The terrorism attack on the United States of America on September 11, 2001 has not only greatly affected American citizens, but it has also made a huge impact on the lives of people in Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Hence, because I am an international student from Indonesia, the attack has greatly affected my life in the United States of America. Since the terrorist attack, the American government has created a number of regulations that have to be followed exactly by the male citizens of Muslim countries who are currently staying in the United States.... [tags: Terrorism]
375 words (1.1 pages)
- Since the 9/11 attack in the United States, the term “terrorism” and “terrorists” are often synonymous to several Muslim groups bent on taking revenge against the most powerful and influential countries today. Most of the attacks of terrorists are often suicidal such as suicide bombings, kidnapping and armed conflict against the military. Most reports and first-hand accounts state that these terrorists are doing this “holy war” against the world because they wish to cleanse the world of its evil and create order.... [tags: Developing Countries, Causes]
896 words (2.6 pages)