Recent Western and Chinese media focus on terrorism in Xinjiang has diverted attention away from the greater threat that Beijing faces from its ethnic Uighur population: namely a repeat of the large-scale rioting that hit the regional capital of Urumqi in 2009.
The revelation that the Syrian conflict has perhaps claimed its first British suicide bomber poses urgent questions for the radical group he came from in the UK, and the threat from extremists radicalised over a long period of time.
There are growing fears of a renewed terrorist threat to the controversial Commonwealth Games in India. The tournament presents a prize for an assortment of terrorist groups, chief amongst them the Indian Mujahadeen.
In the aftermath of the Kampala bombings, contentious questions are being raised regarding the influence of extremist groups in the region. With Uganda calling for a consolidated military presence in the country, is Somalia becoming the new Afghanistan?
The announcement of an upcoming review of key counter-terrorism and security legislation has received many positive reactions. However, while the threat of terrorism still remains, is a reduction in police powers really a move in the right direction?
Since the end of the Cold War it has become much easier to tackle security issues by positive action. Western actors can go out to stop fights or even start them with no risk of escalation into world war, and relatively little exposure to classic tit-for-tat retaliation.