October 2017

terrorism in southeast asia

Terrorism in Southeast Asia

There is little question that the rise of IS has dramatically changed the security landscape in Southeast Asia. This is particularly interesting considering the diverse political and social landscapes in the region.  Nonetheless, the threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia is not new and continues to mutate and evolve.  Thus, authorities’ adaptability and innovation are …

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security for former PMs

Security for Australia’s Former Prime Ministers

The assault on Tony Abbot from a campaigner brings our attention to the question of security for former PMs in Australia. Currently, they are not provided with permanent executive protection/close personal protection, or security details. At least in this incident, it is clear that Tony Abbot was under-protected.  The intoxicated assailant could easily have had …

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