Women and girls rescued from Boko Haram militants in January 2018.
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
Brain scans from three 'radicals'. © Nafees Hamid and Clara Pretus
The process of radicalisation is a complex system that cannot be reduced to the brain, behaviour, or environment. It exists at the intersection of all these elements.
Military victims of a suspected terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2018.
A weakened central power makes it easier for violent groups - like highway bandits, local militias and armed bands of jihadists - to emerge and thrive.
Just another American abroad.
AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
If headlines about bombings and airplane crashes are making you rethink your international travel plans this summer, a look at how many Americans actually die abroad should set your mind at ease.
A Buddhist monk claiming to be the president of the self-styled ‘Protect Sri Lanka’ organisation argues with police personnel barricading the road leading to the president’s official residence in Colombo.
The bombings have been framed as part of ongoing internal conflict, but Sri Lanka was just the stage for a play that could have been performed anywhere in the world.
Members of the Pakistani Christian minority in Peshawar, Pakistan, prepare placards to pay tribute to people who died in the Sri Lanka bombings.
What movitaves these wealthy young people from doing this atrocity?
The gunman in the mosque attacks had already faced 50 murder charges before a new terrorism charge was brought against him this week.
New Zealand's terrorism law has never been prosecuted successfully since it was enacted nearly 20 years ago. So, why are prosecutors bringing a terrorism charge against the Christchurch shooter?
Cyber attacks are becoming part of traditional warfare, but who should be targeted in response and what force should be used?
Jacinda Ardern and Immanuel Macron will head up the Christchurch Call meeting, aimed at coordinating international regulation of harmful online content.
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Being seen to lead is clearly an important political aspect of managing online content. But internet regulation must focus on creating policy that is clear, accountable, balanced and open to appeals.
The Trump administration has declared Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a government security agency, to be ‘terrorists.’
A terrorism expert exposes the quirks, inconsistencies and foreign policy strategy behind the State Department's terrorist watchlist.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wore a headscarf to comfort mourning family members after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File
After the Christchurch mosque shootings, New Zealand's prime minister didn't start a war on terror. She covered her head, cried, paid for funerals and passed gun control. Is it because she's a woman?
Muslim clerics and members of the Pakistani Christian minority light candles to commemorate the victims of this week’s bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
For centuries, Westerners viewed Islam as an inherently violent religion. But the struggle today, for all religions, including Christianity, is between liberals and conservatives, fundamentalists and moderates, reason and revelation.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka bombings – a clear signal the group is reforming in other parts of the world after its defeat in Syria and Iraq.
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The deadly Sri Lanka attacks show a return to the coordinated, sophisticated strikes employed by al-Qaeda in the 2000s, focusing on soft targets with vulnerable institutions.
How partisans argue tells a lot about how the public sees democracy.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
Security personnel near St Anthony’s Church Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka. April 22, 2019.
In a country with a weak press, social media played a key role in exposing the truth and building bridges between Sri Lanka's different ethnic and religious groups.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton sees China as a threat to Washington in Africa.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
No matter how innocent you think it is, what you type into search engines can shape how the internet behaves.
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It's not your intent that matters when you're considering your online behaviour – it's the consequences that create the impact.
A U.S.-backed Syrian soldier reacts as an airstrike hits territory held by Islamic State militants outside Baghouz, Syria, in February 2019. The Islamic State group has been reduced from its self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq at its height in 2014 to a speck of land on the countries’ shared border.
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Only by prosecuting extremists will the world be able to marginalize those who carry out violent acts and those who give credence to their ideas.
A soldier from the Syrian Democratic Forces after defeating Islamic State fighters.
Its defeat in Syria may now give way to new dangers.
The perpetrator of the Christchurch attacks livestreamed his killings on Facebook.
Taking effective action against online sharing of graphic content isn't straightforward. But, yet again, the government's inclination seems to be to legislate first and discuss later.