Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new "risks", and thus creating more insecurity.
Boots on the ground, schools on high alert and more hostility toward Muslims and migrants – this is daily life for Parisians.
IS claims of responsibility for the Nice attack shouldn't be taken seriously until there's more proof cementing the connection.
France’s military forces are evident at every tourist site in Paris. The question of how to guard against terrorist violence remains one of the insoluble problems of modern western societies.
Despite military successes against Boko Haram, Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war, and start discussions about peace building.
US President Barack Obama would do well to refocus America's interventions in Africa to support peaceful activists fighting for democracy.
Who is fighting who – and why.
Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.
IS claims responsibility for series of assaults. President Hollande says it is an 'act of war'.
Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate has been terrorising the Sinai Peninsula for months – and now it's upping the ante.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 27 worshippers at a Shia mosque.
Tackling extremist and terrorist propaganda online is vital, but must be done with safeguards in mind.
The failure of African states to adequately address their racial, ethnic, cultural, religious and economic differences provided the fertile ground on which rebel groups now prosper.
The death of al-Qaida propagandist and "traitor" Adam Gadahn, known as Azzam the American, got scant attention – just what the US government wanted. A scholar examines the definition of treason.
The failures of the African Union raise serious questions about when to deploy its security apparatus in general and the Africa Standby Force in particular.
The terrorist group's attack on Garissa University College show how quickly regional security is deteriorating.
As Nigeria goes to the polls, the fight against Boko Haram may be reaching a turning point – but in whose favour?
Iraq rolled into Tikrit with big promises of a major victory against Islamic State. The world is still waiting.
Tunisia has come further than any post-Arab Spring nation – so it's no wonder it drew Islamic State's ghastly attention.
Tunisia's problem with radical Islamism has been steadily brewing since the days of the Ben Ali regime.