Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
Even if the war in Syria is somehow brought to a close, prosecuting IS members for the crimes they've committed won't be easy.
The US will only take action on WMD when it suits them.
At the UN next week Malcolm Turnbull will be among many leaders responding to the large movements of refugees and migrants across the world.
The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
The recent arrest of female terrorists in France brought attention to the role women play in IS. A group of American academics studied this issue – with a surprising result.
Islamic State's call to arms against Australian targets may appear concerning in it its specificity. But it does little to change the underlying security realities the group and its supporters face.
The problem with Syria is that all sides have their own reasons for acting the way they do – and they all think they're right.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
The rules of engagement for Australian forces fighting Islamic State will be widened, with a proposed change in the law giving them legal power to target all parts of the armed organisation.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
Does including torture or other human rights violations in video games trivialize the actions? Or might it force us to think more critically about them?
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.
Perceptions of hordes of refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos have damaged tourism. But the refugees are dignified people, not beggars. An initiative is needed to bring tourists back to the island.
The survival of civilians seem forgotten in a new U.S. and Russian agreement to root out IS and other terrorists in Syria.
A spate of low-level terrorist incidents has the authorities arguing, instead of tackling the problem.
When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
Afghanistan's jihadist groups have plenty of disagreements, but they also trade fighters, training, and weapons.
Most cults build upon or modify existing religious doctrine, yet how they express these beliefs varies from group to group.
France needs to find a place for Islam in its fiercely secular state.