Members of the Iraqi police forces sit outside a building in the city of Fallujah on June 30, 2016 after they’ve recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
Protesting for political freedom outside the Supreme Court in Malé.
Dying Regime via Flickr
The Maldives' increasingly polarised religious politics are coming apart.
How do harsher measures to counter possible terrorist attacks impact our relation to political life and to citizenship ?
Counter-terrorism policies have social and political impacts on citizenship, identity and our perception of self and the Other. Through the British case, Lee Jarvis discusses his latest research with Sylvain Antichan.
Collective prayer on October 20 in Mogadishu in tribute to the 276 dead and 300 wounded, victims of the October 14 terrorist attack. Terrorism has become a global weapon.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
Young people from poor backgrounds are being radicalised by criminal gangs.
The aftermath of the attack in Manhattan, October 31 2017.
With several terror attacks committed by Uzbeks abroad in 2017, one of the world's harshest regimes is coming under scrutiny.
Giles Keyte for Channel 4
Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
The martyrdom of the Maccabees by Antonio Ciseri.
The violent evolution of martyrdom.
More work has been done to understand why people become militant – but here's what we know about disengaging those who do.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks on June 4, in the wake of a terror attack in London.
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
It starts with making sure every pupil feels included and listened to.
Both the government and the opposition will warn about terrorists exploiting cyberspace.
In a security update on the threats facing Australia at home and abroad, Malcolm Turnbull will say that an 'online civil society is as achievable as an offline one'.
Australian authorities have been working to come up with a comprehensive response to terrorist threats.
There is good evidence that Australia's counter-terrorism strategies are working.
Seven people were killed during eight minutes of terror in central London.
Isabel Infantes/PA Wire
And it's not just Muslims who need to start them.
Social media can play a role in countering the terror messages from extremists.
Politicians want social media giants to crack down on those publishing extremist material. A focus on disruption, encryption, recruitment and creating counter-narratives is recommended.
Politics podcast: John Blaxland on handling Islamist terrorism.
Events in Britain, the New South Wales coroner's report on the Lindt Cafe siege, and a new attack in Australia have given a much sharper edge to the debate about how to handle Islamist terrorism.
Flowers are left in St Ann’s Square, Manchester.
In the aftermath, we face difficult conversations about society, but we cannot shy away from them.
The Palm Sunday bombings of Coptic churches in Egypt last month once again put Islamic terrorism in the spotlight and left officials wondering what can be done to prevent it.
Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Religious state institutions wanting to address the rhetoric of violence in the name of religion must begin by reforming their relationship with the state.
Macron meets veterans on VE Day, the day after his own election victory.
Stephane de Sakutin/EPA
Reforming France's intelligence and policing practices will be a big political battle.
Tunisians demonstrate against the return of jihadists fighting for extremist groups abroad
Trying to reintegrate foreign fighters who return home shouldn't be considered the soft option. Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.