Extremism in the region

Extremism in the region
Last week, the Head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation warned that Australia could face a terrorist attack in the next 12 months. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated news headlines and public consciousness, terrorist organisations in our region have been adapting their operations to the new political and social realities we face. 
 
On 15 Minutes in Canberra, Hayley speaks with Levi West, Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University. Levi has lectured extensively to law enforcement, intelligence, and military audiences in Australia and internationally including at the Naval War College in the United States and Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Indonesia. 
 
On the episode, Levi explains how terrorist cells in Southeast Asia are recruiting during COVID; draws links between terrorist organisations and groups such as QAnon, anti-vaxers, and right-wing extremists; and highlights how the Quad can cooperate on counterterrorism.