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news September 02, 2017
Exclusive: Dead refugee asked to go home
Before refugee Hamed Shamshiripour took his own life on Manus Island, he had made repeated requests to be sent home to Iran.
news May 06, 2017
Australia’s new citizenship test
The new citizenship test questions purported to gauge adherence to Australian values are flawed and ethically ambiguous.
news June 17, 2017
Stakes high in the battle for al-Raqqa
With Daesh under mounting pressure in the battle for al-Raqqa, the group will be seeking new ways – in other locations and abroad – to uphold the caliphate and export terror.
news April 08, 2017
Mosul after Daesh
With the huge rise in civilian casualties, the focus will quickly turn to restoring the locals’ trust in their government as the Iraqi army and US-led coalition forces drive Daesh from Mosul.
news February 20, 2016
The life of a resettled Syrian refugee
Abdulsalam Orabi begins life in Sydney, as it emerges only 26 Syrians accepted under the federal government’s much-publicised plan to resettle 12,000 refugees.
news December 05, 2015
One Syrian refugee’s new life in Australia
Amid conservative calls to cancel the resettlement of 12,000 Syrian refugees in Australia following the Paris attacks, one man prepares to start his new life in Sydney.
news November 07, 2015
Harun Causevic and the danger of control orders
As the government prepares to lower the age at which control orders can be applied to include 14-year-olds, critics question the use of a policy that upturns the notion of ‘innocent until proven guilty’.
news August 29, 2015
Syrian asylum seekers marching in Europe’s shadows
With the millions fleeing Syria’s war zones overstretching neighbouring refugee camps, some are risking a perilous journey on foot into Western Europe.
news August 22, 2015
The pointlessness of no return for foreign fighters
Western governments are refusing to assist the return of disillusioned foreign fighters who escape Daesh in Syria, despite their potential role against future recruitment.
news July 18, 2015
Meeting a Daesh jihadist in Syria
Why do young Westerners give up their lives to join Daesh? An American jihadist in Syria describes his “one-way ticket to paradise”.
news May 16, 2015
Fighting Muslim radicalisation
While Muslim community leaders combat youth radicalism, the federal police are considering how to utilise returned foreign fighters as deterrents.
news April 11, 2015
Ashley Johnston’s recruitment to fight with Kurds in Syria
Correspondence published for the first time shows how Johnston was recruited to fight Islamic State in Syria.