Jennifer Percival is a PhD Candidate at the National Security College, Australian National University. Her research focuses on the structure, ideology and tactics of contemporary far-right extremist groups within Australia and their impact on democratic institutions.
Previously Jennifer was an Intern on the West Asia Project at The Lowy Institute, and co-authored the database of Australian Jihadists for the Typology of Terror interactive. She holds a MA(Honours) in Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a Master of International Security from the University of Sydney.
Prior to arriving in Australia, Jennifer served as a Commissioned Officer in the UK's Royal Air Force gaining operation experience in Kuwait. She was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Operational Honours List of 2003.
The efficacy of proscribing extreme-right groups is debated. How to keep ahead of their evolution is also challenging.
A small gesture raises big questions about white supremacist ideology in Australian police and security forces.
There are 70 Australian minors affiliated with ISIS in Syria. Yet there is no policy or direction on repatriation.