An alliance tested.
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A thawing of tensions between the two superpowers seems as far away as it was under Obama.
Military strikes against a Syrian airforce base mark Donald Trump’s first big foreign policy test as president.
The US military's attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
From the Islamic State to North Caucasian rebels and far-right nationalists, Russia is facing overlapping extremist threats.
Obsessional coverage of attacks plays into the hands of terrorism. Responsible reporting is what is now called for.
In the aftermath of Westminster, how much reporting was constructive and how much was simply publicity for terrorists?
Mosul’s residents are caught between Islamic State’s brutal violence and the amassed firepower of the Iraqi armed forces and their international backers.
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The tragedy of Mosul is that while Islamic State's territorial project in Iraq is coming to an end, it is creating new problems that exacerbate the country's existing challenges.
Islamic State will change tack after Mosul, but Iraq isn't ready for what comes next.
Aftermath of the 2016 Berlin attack.
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State have both encouraged would-be terrorists to use cars and trucks as weapons.
Injured people are assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London.
Was the London attacker acting alone? Was he really a soldier of the Islamic State? Research on the nature of jihadism in the West reveals possible answers.
What was supposed to be a glorious triumph for Iraq has turned into an exhausting war of attrition.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will likely intensify the Washington charm offensive and continue to stress Saudi Arabia’s indispensability to regional security and terrorism matters.
This year will continue to be a period of great uncertainty in Saudi Arabia. After a deterioration of relations with the United States under President Obama, the kingdom will be focused on strengthening…
Rapid response teams cross farmland in the battle to regain Mosul.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
Injured people are evacuated from the scene of a militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai, Egypt on Nov. 24, 2017.
A new attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt drives home the hatred of Islamic State and other some other Muslim groups for the Sufi traditions of inclusiveness and mystical worship.
Iraqi forces patrol the Mosul-Baghdad road.
A victory in its second-biggest city would be a spectacular turnaround, but the country still has years or even decades of rebuilding ahead of it.
A funeral for one of those killed in the Sehwan attack.
Sufis have remained defiant after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Pakistan.
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr (with the yellow t-shirt) in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria.
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The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Who are you going to call?
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IS has proved very adept at fending off massive conventional forces – but that doesn't mean crack private security teams would do any better.
Getting on with it.
Could the Iraqi army's banner offensive against IS tear it apart?
Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
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This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?