Academic and specialist publications:
Revisiting the relationship between academics and national security practitioners, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2021 (co-authored with Gaetano Joe Ilardi and Debra Smith).
Operation Silves: Inside the 2017 Islamic State Sydney Plane Plot, Combating Terrorism Center Sentinel, Volume 13, Issue 4, 29 April 2020.
The roles of women in supporting and opposing violent extremism: understanding gender and terrorism in contemporary Australia, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, April 2019 (co-authored with Michele Grossman, Susan Carland and Hussein Tahiri).
Counterterrorism yearbook 2019: Australia, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 5 March 2019.
Australia’s most dangerous Islamic State member: the arrest of Neil Prakash, Jamestown Militant Leadership Monitor – December 2017, Volume 8, Issue 12, 9 January 2018 (co-authored with Levi J. West).
New developments in the Islamic State’s external operations: the 2017 Sydney plane plot, Combating Terrorism Center Sentinel, Volume 10, Issue 9, 18 October 2017.
Understanding Australia’s Brighton siege terror attack, Jamestown Terrorism Monitor, Volume 15, Issue 14, 14 July 2017.
The role of virtual planners in the 2015 Anzac Day terror plot, Security Challenges, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017.
Australian jihadism in the age of the Islamic State, Combating Terrorism Center Sentinel, Volume 10, Issue 3, 10 March 2017.
What is countering violent extremism? Exploring CVE policy and practice in Australia, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2016 (co-authored with Shandon Harris-Hogan and Kate Barrelle).
Indonesia’s new counter-terrorism challenges, Jamestown Terrorism Monitor, Volume 13, Issue 8, 3 September 2015 (co-authored with Muhammad Iqbal).
Australian foreign fighters: risks and responses, Lowy Institute for International Policy, 16 April 2015.
Islamic State spurs increased jihadist activity in Australia, Jamestown Terrorism Monitor, Volume 13, Issue 4, 20 February 2015.
Mantiqi IV: al-Qaeda’s failed co-optation of a Jemaah Islamiyah support network, Democracy and Security, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2014 (co-authored with Shandon Harris-Hogan).
National security law update, Alternative Law Journal, Volume 39, Issue 3, 2014.
New developments in Australian foreign fighter activity, Combating Terrorism Center Sentinel, Volume 7, Issue 3, 29 September 2014.
Operation Pendennis: a case study of an Australian terrorist plot, Perspectives on Terrorism, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2014 (co-authored with Bart Schuurman, Shandon Harris-Hogan and Pete Lentini).
The unseen terrorist connection: exploring jihadist links between Lebanon and Australia, Terrorism and Political Violence, Volume 26, Issue 3, 2014 (co-authored with Shandon Harris-Hogan).
Tracking Australian foreign fighters in Syria, Combating Terrorism Center Sentinel, Volume 6, Issue 11-12, 26 November 2013.
Explaining a turning point in Australian jihadism, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Volume 36, Issue 9, 2013.
The Holsworthy Barracks plot: a case study of an Al-Shabab support network in Australia Combating Terrorism Center Sentinel, Volume 5, Issue 6, 21 June 2012.
Explaining Australia-Lebanon jihadist connections, paper presented at the Australia Political Studies Association Conference 2011, published online September 2011.
Who becomes a jihadist in Australia? paper presented at the ARC Linkage Project on Radicalisation Conference 2010, published online November 2011.
Op-eds and short articles:
Banning extreme-right terrorist organisations: the issues at stake, AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 10 April 2021.
Response to Kim McGrath’s “Drawing the Line”, Australian Foreign Affairs, Issue 10, October 2020.
Taking stock of terrorism amid uncertainty, AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 13 July 2020.
Citizenship revocation and Australia’s counter-terrorism history, AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 31 October 2019.
Learning the rules: resources on the complexities of counter-terrorism in Australia, AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 31 July 2019.
Captured Australian Islamic State members: whose problem? AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 7 May 2019.
How did the Islamic State’s rise reshape jihadist plots inside Australia? Part 2, AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 15 March 2019.
Counterterrorism yearbook 2019: Australia, The Strategist, 6 March 2019.
How did the Islamic State’s rise reshape jihadist plots inside Australia? Part 1, AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 23 January 2019.
What does Australian law say about possessing terrorist instructional material? AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 26 November 2018.
Islamic State’s virtually planned terror plots: a note on current and future research, VOX-Pol Blog, VOX-Pol Network of Excellence, 21 November 2018 (republished from The Murphy Raid).
Which Australian terrorist plots have been directly connected to Islamic State, and how? AVERT Commentary, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, 17 October 2018.
Terrorism: it’s not all in the numbers, The Interpreter, 13 September 2016.
Dangers of using schools to address extremism, Eureka Street, 13 October 2015.
The Parramatta shooting and counterterrorism dilemmas, The Strategist, 12 October 2015.
Revoking citizenship is pointless and absurd, The Age, 28 May 2015.
Not every foreign fighter poses a risk. The ones who do should be managed closely, The Guardian, 20 April 2015.
In defence of ASIO’s passport powers, The Strategist, 4 December 2014.
Abbott’s haste to tackle home-grown terrorists carries grave risks, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 August 2014.
The family ties behind Western jihadist recruits, The Drum, 4 July 2014.
Syria: a fractured opposition and Australian consequences, The Strategist, 24 April 2014.
Why counter-terrorism law reform still matters, The Strategist, 26 February 2014.
The impact of Syria alumni on Indonesian jihadism, The Strategist, 31 January 2014.
Australian intelligence organisations: the limits of oversight, The Strategist, 24 June 2013.
Guest post on the ideological diversity of terrorism, This is Complicated, 17 June 2013.
As a High Court challenge looms, are there alternatives to Australia’s indefinite detention policy? The Conversation, 22 May 2013.
What do ASIO’s adverse security assessments of refugees actually mean? Right Now, 7 May 2013 (republished from The Murphy Raid).
Australians fighting in Syria: what is the threat at home? The Conversation, 16 April 2013.
The potential for far-right terrorism in Australia, The Conversation, 11 October 2012.
Give refugees the right to appeal security assessments – just like the rest of us The Conversation, 03 May 2012.
Review of “Australia and Indonesia: Current Problems, Future Prospects” by Jamie Mackie, Quarterly Access, Volume 2, Issue 4, Spring 2010.
Kurdish raids not a misuse of terror laws, The Age online, 24 August 2010.
Homeland secure? The Times Square incident and current debates on terrorism, Monthly Access, Issue 8, May 2010.
Review of “The IRA and Armed Struggle” by Rogelio Alonso, Quarterly Access, Volume 2, Issue 2, Autumn 2010.
Independence, and then what? East Timor ten years on, Quarterly Access, Volume 2, Issue 1, Summer 2009-2010.