Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
Young people from poor backgrounds are being radicalised by criminal gangs.
With several terror attacks committed by Uzbeks abroad in 2017, one of the world's harshest regimes is coming under scrutiny.
Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
The violent evolution of martyrdom.
More work has been done to understand why people become militant – but here's what we know about disengaging those who do.
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
It starts with making sure every pupil feels included and listened to.
In a security update on the threats facing Australia at home and abroad, Malcolm Turnbull will say that an 'online civil society is as achievable as an offline one'.
There is good evidence that Australia's counter-terrorism strategies are working.
And it's not just Muslims who need to start them.
Politicians want social media giants to crack down on those publishing extremist material. A focus on disruption, encryption, recruitment and creating counter-narratives is recommended.
Politics podcast: John Blaxland on handling Islamist terrorism.
Events in Britain, the New South Wales coroner's report on the Lindt Cafe siege, and a new attack in Australia have given a much sharper edge to the debate about how to handle Islamist terrorism.
In the aftermath, we face difficult conversations about society, but we cannot shy away from them.
Religious state institutions wanting to address the rhetoric of violence in the name of religion must begin by reforming their relationship with the state.
Reforming France's intelligence and policing practices will be a big political battle.
Trying to reintegrate foreign fighters who return home shouldn't be considered the soft option. Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
Conversion can be an exhilarating experience, but can come with a significant social toll.
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.
Prisoners become more dangerous when grouped together.