ASPI Webinar: The road from 9/11: The evolution of counterterrorism and extremism
ASPI is delighted to invite you to the webinar ‘The road from 9/11: The evolution of counterterrorism and extremism’, featuring a keynote address by The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Home Affairs.
Marking the impact of 9/11 two decades on, this event will reflect on the ‘Global War on Terror (GWOT)’ era in order to shed light on the road ahead for countering terrorism and extremism. Whilst we need to accept terrorism’s enduring nature, we are also faced with its ever-shifting realities, and today’s world requires multi-faceted strategic responses that go beyond commitment to ‘degrading and destroying’ a designated external opponent, whether locally or globally.
The Taliban's sweeping return to power following US and Coalition forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan only gives more urgency to this inquiry: the resulting strategic uncertainty requires us to address difficult questions. At the same time, Australia's counterterrorism efforts and the regime established in response to the challenges of the 9/11 era can provide a solid base for future efforts. What have we learnt from the GWOT era that can be harnessed to meet the challenges of an evolving and dispersing threat landscape?
Following the Minister’s keynote address, ASPI’s Peter Jennings will be joined by panellists Mr Roger Noble AO DSC CSC, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism; Dr Raihan Ismail from the Australian National University and Katja Theodorakis, Head of ASPI’s Counterterrorism Program, for a discussion on lessons learnt from the events of 9/11, the current state of terrorism across the globe, and the future security implications of this threat.