Armed police on patrol outside Manchester Arena after it was attacked by a suicide bomber in May 2017.
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Terrorist attacks are increasingly unpredictable. Manchester provides a key lesson in identifying how the gap between hypothetical plans and the reality of incidents is widening.
Muslim women hold signs to express opposition to hate crimes and rhetoric.
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FBI data show that in 2015 anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked to the highest level since 2001. A scholar finds political rhetoric correlates to both sharp increases and decreases in hate crime.
The ban on electronic devices in cabin luggage overlooks the airports that would be least likely to detect a bomb.
Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
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The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
The latest atrocity has targeted a much-loved German institution.
Many Australians fear a terrorist attack like that in Nice, France, earlier this year.
Many Australians are frightened by the prospect of terrorism on home soil, but statistics show they don't have much to fear.
Could we use Cold War fallout shelters?
Is the U.S. prepared for nuclear attacks from terrorists or rogue nations? A radiation expert explains how Cold War-style fallout shelters could help protect us from this growing threat.
What’s in the mind of a solo attacker?
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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?
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo at the site of an explosion in Chelsea, New York.
A year of violence continues with bombs in NYC and a stabbing in Minnesota, leaving many asking, why? A psychologist explains what research has revealed about the minds of violent extremists.
Collective trauma: A boy walks among some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Even indirect exposure to the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left profound and deep impact on those too young to remember a world before that.
Iraqi security forces detain a boy after removing a suicide vest from him in Kirkuk, Iraq.
A young boy is strapped with explosives and sent to detonate himself and those around him at a school. An expert on terrorism explains how and why children become embroiled in militant conflicts.
Mourners gather at a memorial for victims of the Nice, France attacks.
The French novel uniquely blends social critique, personal struggle, entertainment and aesthetics – underpinned by an irony that winks at human weakness. Can it help us in these dark days of extremist violence?
Cry, the beloved country.
Politically unstable and bordering the world's most violent and volatile region, Turkey is at risk of descending into civil war.
The US embassy in South Africa has warned of terror threats to the country’s upmarket malls.
Governments need to build trust, especially during a time of heightened tensions around the threat of international terror attacks.
If you only read the Western press you may not realise the worst atrocities are committed in the Middle East and Africa.
Minorities are increasingly facing exclusion from Pakistan's public realm; and it's not only terrorists who are responsible.
Ivorians show their defiance.
Côte d’Ivoire's response to the Bassam attacks shows that it is not lacking in political and security resources, and that its citizens remain vigilant in the face of terrorist acts.