Members of the Iraqi police forces sit outside a building in the city of Fallujah on June 30, 2016 after they’ve recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
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.
A cemetery where victims of the November 24 mosque attack were laid to rest.
Much of Sinai is almost beyond Egyptian state control altogether.
Don’t jump to conclusions: protesters in Kashmir with a mocked-up IS flag.
Just because a group waves the IS flag or claims to be its friend doesn't mean a global insurgency is underway.
A US army team carry the remains of Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of the soldiers killed in Niger.
Reuters/Aaron J. Jenne/US Air Force
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.
When it comes to Islamist extremism and terrorism, change is a constant.
Injured people are assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London.
Was the London attacker acting alone? Was he really a soldier of the Islamic State? Research on the nature of jihadism in the West reveals possible answers.
Iraqi special forces soldier advancing toward Mosul, Iraq.
AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed
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 US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
Jose Louis Morales sits and prays under his brother Edward Sotomayor Jr.‘s cross for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Are Americans at increasing risk of being killed in a terrorist attack? A sociologist explains how the way we remember the dead may make it feel that way.
Akbar Maulana, an Indonesian high school student in Turkey, talks with his teacher. Akbar is the main character in the newly released documentary Jihad Selfie.
Why do boys decide to join Islamic State? A new documentary focusses on an Indonesian teenager who considers becoming a foreign fighter but takes another path. The film is now being screened to young people across the nation.
Hate crime or terrorism?
Was this a crime about hate or political ideology? Extremist experts use data to explain what type of crime took place in Florida, and why it matters.
Not everyone is impressed.
At first, it seems like IS has an image perfect for driving recruitment – but in fact, its image has very limited appeal.
Brussels remains on high alert as raids continue.
Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA
The road to radicalisation can morph from an idea about noble deeds.
Molenbeek locals watch as police raid unfolds.
Belgian police have done little to win hearts and minds in this neighbourhood.
The Statue of Liberty stands as a beacon of the civil religion that is the contemporary faith in human rights.
The tradition of republicanism offered us civil religion, a foundation of belief that could counter any politics or policy that demands sacrifice in this world to be compensated in some “beyond”.
Siddhartha Dhar (far left) pictured in the UK in 2011.
The use of Brits in the terrorist group's latest video is a deliberate strategy aimed at fuelling division.
Islamic State is as resilient and effective as any terrorist group we've seen. How has it made itself so strong?
France is looking for answers.
A lot of people are marginalised or angry, but only a few go on to actually commit violent acts. Why?
Is the government really helping people choose the right direction?
Hundreds of people have been referred to a programme that is supposed to protect them from being drawn into terrorism. But its methods are deeply questionable.
The recent revelations about the savage treatment of Yazidi women at the hands of Islamic State, or ISIS, fighters is the latest in a shocking set of disclosures regarding the group’s behavior. It sadly…