While France and the US both guarantee individual religious freedom, the two nations’ approach to religion in the public sphere and the separation between church and state are profoundly different.
Nothing displays the ethical superiority of one’s values better than to treat a foe with the respect due another human being.
Despite the recent terrorist attacks in Spain, the European Union has dramatically improved its counterterrorism efforts. Here's how.
Research shows that people often become more tolerant.
Boots on the ground, schools on high alert and more hostility toward Muslims and migrants – this is daily life for Parisians.
Many Australians are frightened by the prospect of terrorism on home soil, but statistics show they don't have much to fear.
How literary analysis led one scholar to develop a theory of how immigrants become connected to their host society -- and therefore unlikely to attack it.
Viral posts don't always tell the truth -– so how can we stop them spreading?
While the French public comes to terms with a series of appalling attacks, politicians seize the opportunity to position themselves ahead of next year's Presidential election.
The people who killed a priest in Rouen were driven by a warped agenda, not their social and economic backgrounds.
After a question from a Muslim audience member, Senator-elect Pauline Hanson said "your Grand Mufti won't even come out and condemn the terrorist attacks that’s happened overseas". Is that right?
The far right isn't afraid to admit to fear in the wake of brutal attacks like the one in Nice. More mainstream politicians would be wise to follow suit.
The Bastille Day attack in Nice – committed by an individual unknown to French security services – marks the evolution of radicalisation in many ways.
Police face overwhelming pressure from two kinds of violence.
The Orlando LGBTI massacre looks like the work of an individual rather than a planned terror attack, but it's no less deadly for that.
Recent attacks in Paris and Brussels have taught the French some important lessons about how to deal with the threat of terrorism.
If you only read the Western press you may not realise the worst atrocities are committed in the Middle East and Africa.
Throwaway phones are just one piece of the ever-widening technological arsenal of extremists and terror groups of all kinds.
Apart from having little or no knowledge of religion, the new crop of Islamic State recruits come primed for violence with a different set of skills, honed through criminal activity.
The seeds of radicalisation were being sown long before Islamic State came along.