Terrorist groups aim to incite both terror and power-projection. Such deadly tactics also hope to spark an over-reaction that will feed into their propaganda and divide societies.
Recent events show that you can't always stop an attack, even when you prepare for one.
The rush to grant more surveillance powers doesn't reflect what actually keeps us safe.
Compared to 9/11, the recent attacks by ISIS were coordinated, but not costly.
An apocalyptic vision drives the terrorist group.
In the flurry of activity since Paris was attacked, the reasons it happened in the first place risk being forgotten.
Talk of a 'clash of civilisations' and targeting refugees simply alienates the people the West needs to reach out to.
Who is fighting who – and why.
ISIS uses the internet, especially social media, to propagandize and recruit. Members of hacker group Anonymous have turned their sights on these accounts.
After November 13, teachers in France asked themselves how they could talk to their students about the violence. The answers are both creative and deeply moving.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute executive director Peter Jennings has strongly criticised the decision to lease the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company.
Islamic State terrorism and propaganda are designed to provoke often predictable responses. We naturally respond with displays of outrage and solidarity, but we should beware the trap of division.
Calls for a reformed, modern Islam will not combat the political and social motivations that underly radical and extremist ideologies.
The Paris climate talks will now take place within a state of emergency that is threatening to limit public participation.
Recent talks in Vienna may help end the Syrian civil war, but diplomacy will not eliminate ISIS.
The language used by François Hollande and others implies extremism can be bombed out of existence. It can't.
The quality of everyday life for many European Muslims is deteriorating. It's time for radical change.
Less is often more – acting quickly in the wake of atrocities rarely leads to good laws.
After the terrorist atrocity, Western powers pledged to strike back at Islamic State. They will need to do more than rattle sabres.
The French term for ISIS – known as Da'ish or Daesh – has gathered more interest in the wake of the Paris attacks. Here's why this battle of naming matters.