Articles on Islamic Terrorism

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The truck that ran into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Was the Nice attacker really an IS ‘lone wolf’?

IS claims of responsibility for the Nice attack shouldn't be taken seriously until there's more proof cementing the connection.
Nice, France July 15 2016. Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Nice attack: France’s social fabric frays

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.
French police stand guard outside the national soccer stadium Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Paris: the war with IS enters a new stage

Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.
The dogmas of ruling and rebel groups in Africa conflate political conflict and spirituality. Reuters/Alain Amontchi

What lies behind the rise of jihadist movements in Africa

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.
Nineteen people were killed and up to 40 wounded in the three-hour siege. EPA/Mohamed Messara

Tunisia terror attack tests fledgling democracy

Four rocky years after the Arab Spring, Tunisia is on the road to real stability. The stakes could scarcely be higher.

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