Recent major military successes of both US and Russia led coalitions in Iraq and Syria have effectively placed the so-called Islamic State at a brink of military defeat and a collapse.
Whilst ISIS elements have lost strategic initiative and are on the retreat in both Iraq and Syria, the imminent defeat of the transnational terrorist network is likely to trigger massive exodus of battle hardened foreign volunteers who have joined ISIS in recent years.
This is likely to increase terrorism risks across Europe (EU, Eastern Europe and Russia), Asia and beyond, including Australia. This seminar will examine current and future trends in ISIS-led/claimed attacks in Europe and Australia, and the strategic fallout of the ending of large-scale counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East.
Dr Alexey D. Muraviev is an Associate Professor of National Security and International Relations at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He is Head of Department of Social Sciences and the founder and Director of the Strategic Flashlight forum on national security and strategy at Curtin.
His research interests include problems of modern maritime power, contemporary defence and strategic policy, Russia's strategic and defence policy, Russia as a Pacific power, transnational terrorism, Australian national security, and other.
Alexey is a member of the Australian Member Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region (AU-CSCAP); non-residential fellow, Sea Power Centre Australia (Royal Australian Navy), member of Russia-NATO Experts Group; member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; reviewer of theMilitary Balance annual defence almanac; member of the executive advisory board, CIVSEC 2018, member of the Advisory Board, Australia Public Network, member of the Research Network for Secure Australia, and other organisations and think tanks.
In 2011, Alexey was the inaugural scholar-in residence at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts has nominated Dr Muraviev as an "expert of international standing".
He has published widely on matters of national and international security.
He advises members of state and federal government on foreign policy and national security matters and is frequently interviewed by state, national and international media.
Dr Alexey D. Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and International Relations at Curtin University, Perth