National security | Australia, Asia, Southeast Asia, The World

3 July 2018

In this National Security Podcast, Bruce Hoffman and Sidney Jones, two of the world’s foremost terrorism experts, discuss the shifting strategies and tactics of jihadi groups in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

As ISIS is put on the run in the Middle East, what can be expected from al-Qaeda? Is it a spent force or are its fighters preparing to rise again? What of Southeast Asia in the wake of the Marawi siege – will we see more large-scale insurgency attacks? And why is the Indonesian military now a counter-terror force? In this National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham puts these questions and more to Professor Bruce Hoffman and Dr Sidney Jones. Listen here:

Professor Bruce Hoffman the Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A.Walsh School of Foreign Service, in Washington. He also lectures at St Andrew’s University and has previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation. Professor Hoffman was appointed by the U.S. Congress in 2013 to serve as a commissioner on the Independent Commission to Review the FBI’s Post-9/11 Response to Terrorism and Radicalization.

Dr Sidney Jones is the Director of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict. Prior to this she held roles with the International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Ford Foundation. She is widely acknowledged as a leading international authority on terrorism in Indonesia and South-east Asia.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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