The Trump administration has declared Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a government security agency, to be ‘terrorists.’
A terrorism expert exposes the quirks, inconsistencies and foreign policy strategy behind the State Department's terrorist watchlist.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wore a headscarf to comfort mourning family members after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
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After the Christchurch mosque shootings, New Zealand's prime minister didn't start a war on terror. She covered her head, cried, paid for funerals and passed gun control. Is it because she's a woman?
Muslim clerics and members of the Pakistani Christian minority light candles to commemorate the victims of this week’s bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
For centuries, Westerners viewed Islam as an inherently violent religion. But the struggle today, for all religions, including Christianity, is between liberals and conservatives, fundamentalists and moderates, reason and revelation.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka bombings – a clear signal the group is reforming in other parts of the world after its defeat in Syria and Iraq.
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The deadly Sri Lanka attacks show a return to the coordinated, sophisticated strikes employed by al-Qaeda in the 2000s, focusing on soft targets with vulnerable institutions.
How partisans argue tells a lot about how the public sees democracy.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
Security personnel near St Anthony’s Church Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka. April 22, 2019.
In a country with a weak press, social media played a key role in exposing the truth and building bridges between Sri Lanka's different ethnic and religious groups.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton sees China as a threat to Washington in Africa.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
No matter how innocent you think it is, what you type into search engines can shape how the internet behaves.
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It's not your intent that matters when you're considering your online behaviour – it's the consequences that create the impact.
A U.S.-backed Syrian soldier reacts as an airstrike hits territory held by Islamic State militants outside Baghouz, Syria, in February 2019. The Islamic State group has been reduced from its self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq at its height in 2014 to a speck of land on the countries’ shared border.
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Only by prosecuting extremists will the world be able to marginalize those who carry out violent acts and those who give credence to their ideas.
A soldier from the Syrian Democratic Forces after defeating Islamic State fighters.
Its defeat in Syria may now give way to new dangers.
The perpetrator of the Christchurch attacks livestreamed his killings on Facebook.
Taking effective action against online sharing of graphic content isn't straightforward. But, yet again, the government's inclination seems to be to legislate first and discuss later.
Mourners carry the body of a victim of the New Zealand mosque shootings for a burial in Christchurch on March 20, 2019.
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As the news of the shootings in New Zealand quickly unfolded, a researcher took note of the way the event was covered in news media and how the coverage was being discussed on social media.
A worshipper lights candles at a makeshift memorial at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch.
As Muslims across New Zealand return to mosques and to work, employers and organisations can support their grieving process.
The average woman in Niger has over seven children – nearly triple the average across developing countries.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
A protest in outside the offices of News UK in London in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
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Some commentators argue Islamophobia does not exist. It does, and it's deadly.
What can social media platforms do after terrorist attacks?
There is a tragic history of performance crime videos that use livestreaming and social platforms as part of their tactics.
Until social platforms improve filtering of extremist content, we all have a role to play in ensuring our online activities don't contribute to a spectacle society that rewards terrorists with clicks.
A cacophony of hateful rhetoric has made it hard for those tasked with spotting the emergence of violent extremism to separate it from the background noise.
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There is deep sadness in the Christchurch attacks, but little shock. We need to address the permissive political environment that allows such hateful extremism to be promulgated so openly.
Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch.
My research focuses on terrorism in or affecting New Zealand. Until yesterday, my phone didn’t ring often because few were interested in anything I had to say. Since yesterday, it has not stopped.
Multiple people have been killed in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers at two mosques.
People are sharing the gruesome video posted by the Christchurch mosque gunman. What is the responsibility of news agencies in such a situation?