Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
New research suggests politics and risk perception may explain why the US and Caribbean see climate change so differently, though both places are ever more vulnerable to powerful hurricanes.
The State of the Union address, a traditional exercise for US presidents was marked this year by a great divergence on tone and words, showing the clear dictatorial style of the American leader.
Over the past three decades, Turkey has launched countless operations across the Iraqi and Syrian borders, succeeding only in making matters worse for itself. This time may be no different.
With the US announcement that it would withdrawl from the Paris Accord, several American states are mobilizing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
As Australia increasingly looks to Beijing for economic opportunities, questions must be asked about the true extent of China's economic strength
China, which recycles much of the world's waste material, is slashing its scrap imports. This move could force the United States and Europe to boost recycling instead of shipping trash overseas.
As global demand for energy and mineral supplies increases worldwide, the number of man‑made earthquakes is expected to rise. That increases the importance of understanding connection between the two.
This highly-stylised slice of the Orient was originally a defence against racism.
If the US, simply focuses on trying to hunt down jihadist leaders in Niger it will be missing an opportunity to address the underlying causes of violence in the region.
The Chinese Communist Party has disciplined more than a million officials since Xi took power in 2012. What is going on?
Donald Trump's proposed border wall will destroy historic and ancient sites, violate the rights of Indigenous populations and cause misery to those seeking a better life. What's more? It won't work.
Entrepreneurship is a matter of society. Schools should be engaged to coach students, starting at an early age, by working on their perception of self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention.
A new study shows major Australian cities are suffering an overall loss of green space –
although some areas are doing better than others.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So what went wrong?
As innovative and business-friendly as Australia has become in its short history, what makes Australia stand out to international workers is its quality of life.
Ambivalence among voters is reason to think about how democracy is working for us as a community. To keep democracy alive we need to be sceptical about the exercise of power and keep it in check.
Compensating executives with stock options doesn't necessarily lead to more risk taking and higher dividend payouts.
Cities have always been more than a dense collection of people. They are labs of innovation, hotbeds of crime and inequality, architectural stunners, decaying ruins and everything in between.