April 2, 2020


What are the “bad actors” in the Indo-Pacific up to as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? Those involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of an environment where nations across the region are focused on immediate health threats over security. The Islamic State (IS) has described the global pandemic as painful torment inflicted upon “crusader nations.” The latest issue of IS’ al-Naba newsletter encourages jihadists to free prisoners and devise new attacks while the West is struggling. But it is not just terrorists who are looking to benefit from the security vacuum that has overpowered the world. Criminal organizations and even nation states themselves have found opportunities to exploit.

Published: April 2, 2020

Category: Perspectives

Volume: 21 - 2020


  1. Tevita Tupou April 4, 2020 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Thank you for this, We are leaving in intresting time, Law enforcement need to creative in their response strategies to this evolutionary security landscape

  2. Joe Martin April 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Nice article Lumpy! These are definitely interesting times, and as COVID expands planners have to consider the effects on nearly every aspect of security.

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