Violent radicals are often described as jihadists. A scholar explains what the word means and why those using the word to justify terrorism are often misrepresenting their sources.
Jon Stewart insists he is just a comedian, but his comic barbs have always had a political edge.
You might think it morbid, but people have many reasons for visiting the sites of battles and disasters.
South Africa's law that regulates the Interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence.
The 2001 federal election was a watershed moment for Australian national security that has set a policy agenda for almost two decades.
Words are as important as pictures for helping us come to terms with such a huge cultural loss.
Michael Haneke's allegorical 2009 film showed how a peaceful society can be shattered within a single generation. It's a lesson for us now in a world drifting toward populism and violence.
On Dec. 10, 1903, the US military leased 45 square miles of Cuban territory to build a naval base. How did Guantanamo Bay become an infamous prison for alleged terrorists?
Though more consequences are likely to develop in the post-9/11 era, the war on terror, heightened government surveillance and Islamophobia are notable legacies of this early 21st century tragedy.
Approximately 10,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer due to 9/11. What support is available to this community, and is it working?
An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
The Saudi-Canadian row offers Canada an opportunity to adopt a new Middle East policy based on universal human rights that address the needs of the many and contributes to regional stability.
American Sikhs have been the target of many racist attacks. An expert explains the Sikh faith and its history in the United States.
The word only appears 14 times in the UK's parliamentary record between 1803 and 2005. Now it is everywhere.
Mass hysteria and lawlessness during disasters are remarkably rare, contrary to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's prediction of anarchy when Cape Town's taps run day.
It's been a good year for conspiracy theorists, so they say.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
Lee's film about a drug dealer facing jail started shooting before the World Trade Centre attacks – and it captures New York through its period of trauma.
Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."
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.