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The future of peacekeeping, countering domestic terrorism, a conversation on WhatsApp

UN Peacekeeping operations are an extremely important part of the UN’s contribution to international peace and security. Peacekeeping expert Associate Professor Charlie Hunt from RMIT University joins Lisa Sharland to discuss some of the challenges facing the UN in delivering these important operations and the future of peacekeeping, and how Australia can increase its presence in peacekeeping operations.

In June this year, the US Government released its first ‘National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism’. Professor Arie Perliger, Director of Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, joins Dr Teagan Westendorf to examine the strategy. They consider the strategy’s four pillars, policy gaps and its potential to address the threat of domestic terrorism in the US.

Fergus Hanson speaks to Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp in an ASPI Webinar. In this excerpt, they discuss some of the challenges facing the world’s largest messaging service. They discussed end-to-end encryption, working in countries with different government requirements and the importance of security to WhatsApp.