Scarred by disastrous wars and thousands of deaths caused by terrorism, the world is still reeling from the events of September 2001.
When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
Afghanistan's jihadist groups have plenty of disagreements, but they also trade fighters, training, and weapons.
France needs to find a place for Islam in its fiercely secular state.
Throwaway phones are just one piece of the ever-widening technological arsenal of extremists and terror groups of all kinds.
Ashraf Ghani has accused citizens of abandoning their country under the 'slightest pressure'.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group's inexorable rise.
Western commentators tend to see ISIS and al-Qaida attacks as fueled by ideology. But in Africa, such attacks are more often turf wars in the illicit drug trade.
How far back in history does one have to go to find the roots of the so-called Islamic State? The first article in our series on the genesis of the terrorist outfit considers some fundamentals.
Burkina Faso is on its way to becoming a healthy and stable democracy – and that's got West Africa's jihadists riled.
In the flurry of activity since Paris was attacked, the reasons it happened in the first place risk being forgotten.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Russia has started bombing some of the groups machinating against Bashar al-Assad's forces. Who are they, and what do they want?
Life in the caliphate wasn't exactly as advertised for one group of former fighters.
Militants are tapping into centuries-old literary tastes, appropriating them for their own nefarious ends.
Endless spats over tactics, style and aims drove Islamic State away from al-Qaeda – and the two are deadly enemies to this day.
Islamic State is symptomatic of a disturbed and troubled social order. The vast crisis of dislocated people and communities is being expressed in anger, intolerance and perverted notions of honour.
Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia come against a backdrop of increasing extremist violence across the world.
The US president admits he has no 'complete strategy' for Islamic State. He'll need one – this lot are no pushover.