The human scream – a response we share with our primate relatives – is more nuanced than you might think.
Allowing our citizens to be somebody else's problem, out of sight and out of mind, does not actually make the security risk to Australians go away.
India’s elections are not about policy issues. Instead, they have zeroed in on the leadership of Narendra Modi and, through him, the legitimacy of Hinduness as India’s new dominant ideology.
We love to be scared by creepy movies. But fear has other uses too. It can be used negatively by politicians to control us, but can also be a tool to harness internal change.
Companies, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft are working together to take down terrorist propaganda.
To prevent people from climbing the staircase to terrorism, educating people about the values of tolerance should start early.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
Not every terrorist hostage taker will be open to hostage negotiations. But everything we know from psychology tells us that some of them might be.
To the terrorist, children have become but a means to an end. Weapon and target.
If Al-Shabaab maintains its hard stance, the possibility for dialogue will continue to be remote and Somalia's government will be forced to intensify the war on terror through new strategies.