In an extract from his new book, The Mind of the Islamic State, Robert Manne unpacks the split between IS and Al Qaeda.
The ICC sentence against Al-Mahdi for destroying ancient artifacts at Timbuktu sends the right message that the international community will not tolerate the destruction of heritage sites.
Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before
A volunteer force that provides humanitarian aid in the worst of conditions, the White Helmets are the target of some very caustic conspiracy theory.
The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
Scarred by disastrous wars and thousands of deaths caused by terrorism, the world is still reeling from the events of September 2001.
When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
Afghanistan's jihadist groups have plenty of disagreements, but they also trade fighters, training, and weapons.
France needs to find a place for Islam in its fiercely secular state.
Throwaway phones are just one piece of the ever-widening technological arsenal of extremists and terror groups of all kinds.
Ashraf Ghani has accused citizens of abandoning their country under the 'slightest pressure'.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group's inexorable rise.
Western commentators tend to see ISIS and al-Qaida attacks as fueled by ideology. But in Africa, such attacks are more often turf wars in the illicit drug trade.
How far back in history does one have to go to find the roots of the so-called Islamic State? The first article in our series on the genesis of the terrorist outfit considers some fundamentals.
Burkina Faso is on its way to becoming a healthy and stable democracy – and that's got West Africa's jihadists riled.
In the flurry of activity since Paris was attacked, the reasons it happened in the first place risk being forgotten.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Russia has started bombing some of the groups machinating against Bashar al-Assad's forces. Who are they, and what do they want?
Life in the caliphate wasn't exactly as advertised for one group of former fighters.