The attacks in Manchester and London can be categorized as ‘newest’ terrorism, which is more lethal and public than previous forms of terrorism.
The latest wave of terrorism aims to kill as many people as possible, as horrifically as possible, with new tools and methods. That makes fighting back more difficult.
What’s in the mind of a solo attacker?
Man with gun image via shutterstock.com
Lone offender – sometimes called "lone wolf" – attacks may become a more prevalent threat. What can we understand about them and the people who carry them out?
Anxiety can turn debilitating.
With shootings and explosions and a coup in recent weeks, it's only natural that anxiety would besiege us. There are research-tested ways, however, that can help us deal with it.
Twenty years ago, Australian federal, state and territory governments united to reform our firearm laws which had allowed easy access in some states to the military-style weapons of the sort used by the gunman in Orlando, Florida.
Gay men are sharing pictures of themselves kissing in an act of defiance in the wake of the Orlando shooting.
On screen or in public, why does the sight of men kissing continue to provoke controversy, censorship and even violence?
Hate crime or terrorism?
Was this a crime about hate or political ideology? Extremist experts use data to explain what type of crime took place in Florida, and why it matters.
Thousands of people queued to donate blood in the wake of the Orlando massacre, but the target of the attacks, the gay community, was not able to contribute.
In the the wake of the Orlando massacre, many people directly affected by this homophobic hate crime are prevented from offering help due to homophobic regulations.
Business Briefing: what breeds terrorism?
The breeding ground for terrorism isn't necessarily poverty - it's the middle class.
Flags at the Washington Monument fly at half staff to honor those killed in Orlando.
BU researchers on the prevalence of mass shootings and gun violence, why parents often underestimate how easily their kids could access a gun and why we know so little about how to solve this problem.
A vigil to commemorate victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, June 12, 2016.
Articles from our archive that offer a variety of insights into the Florida shooting.
The Orlando LGBTI massacre looks like the work of an individual rather than a planned terror attack, but it's no less deadly for that.
EPA/John G Mablango
It has taken the killing of 50 innocent people at an LGBT club to bring home how much homophobia is embedded in Western societies.