The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
IS has proved very adept at fending off massive conventional forces – but that doesn't mean crack private security teams would do any better.
Could the Iraqi army's banner offensive against IS tear it apart?
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
The divisive tactics that put Turkey's president in control could yet be his undoing.
Initially heralded as the beginning of the end for IS, the effort to take back Iraq's second city is flailing.
When mass graves are disturbed, it makes it harder to find out the truth about what happened.
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.
The extradition process for Australian citizen Neil Prakash could be prolonged, as Turkey and other countries may want to interrogate him or seek his extradition.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
In an extract from his new book, The Mind of the Islamic State, Robert Manne unpacks the split between IS and Al Qaeda.
America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is at home. So how does President-elect Trump hope to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing him?
Guerrilla tactics are hampering the advance into Iraq's northern capital.
What happens to the Islamic State if it loses the battle for territory in Iraq and Syria? Here's a list of ways it might go down.
The costly reconquest of the city will not significantly impact the group's transnational strategy
Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before
The effort to take back IS's biggest prize in Iraq has begun at last. But there's no shortage of other problems to deal with.