Brain scans from three 'radicals'. © Nafees Hamid and Clara Pretus
The process of radicalisation is a complex system that cannot be reduced to the brain, behaviour, or environment. It exists at the intersection of all these elements.
Soldiers stand guard near coffins containing the bodies of victims of an explosion that took place inside a catholic cathedral, in southern island of Mindanao on January 28, 2019.
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After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?
Graffiti probably Banksy, denouncing the conditions in which prisoners have been detained in Guantanamo.
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.
Programs to counter violent extremism in schools tend to stigmatise a particular group of children.
We don't know the exact path towards radicalisation, so giving teachers signs to look for is dangerous.
Across the world, marches took place during a UN anti-racism day, condemning the attacks on muslims in New Zealand this week.
Globally, Muslims have been by far the most victimised group by terrorism in the post-9/11 era.
Women and children, reportedly the family of Islamic State fighters, at the Roj refugee camp in Hasakah, Syria in late February.
With more cases of women such as Shamima Begum expected, the UK is under legal obligations to protect the rights of any children involved.
Despite the publication of promising new statistics on referrals to the Prevent counter-terrorism programme, the strategy remains a blunt instrument.
Studies consistently show mental health does not in and of itself lead to violent behaviour.
Not all terrorist incidents have mental illness as a causal factor, and most violent acts are committed by people without a mental illness.
Australia has some of the toughest anti-terror laws in the world. But the government isn’t doing enough to prevent extremism at the community level.
An analysis of budget documents suggests that federal funding for community-based, counter-terrorism programs has dried up.
Lecturers remain concerned about limits the Prevent duty places on freedom of expression.
Platforms for radicalisation?
Companies, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft are working together to take down terrorist propaganda.
The link between exposure to online content and radicalisation to violence is ambiguous.
The internet may provide the forum, but radicalisation remains a social process.
There is a fundamental difference between Islamic State’s use of child soldiers and the practice elsewhere.
Islamic State systematically militarised the education systems of captured Iraqi and Syrian territory to turn the region’s children into ideological timebombs.
The word only appears 14 times in the UK's parliamentary record between 1803 and 2005. Now it is everywhere.
Saliha (left) and Alexia in 2012. Alexia no longer wears the veil.
Agnès De Feo
A number of women who once wore and defended the full Islamic veil known as the niqab later chose to renounce it. Here two of them tell their stories.
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.
Protesting for political freedom outside the Supreme Court in Malé.
Dying Regime via Flickr
The Maldives' increasingly polarised religious politics are coming apart.
How do harsher measures to counter possible terrorist attacks impact our relation to political life and to citizenship ?
Counter-terrorism policies have social and political impacts on citizenship, identity and our perception of self and the Other. Through the British case, Lee Jarvis discusses his latest research with Sylvain Antichan.
Collective prayer on October 20 in Mogadishu in tribute to the 276 dead and 300 wounded, victims of the October 14 terrorist attack. Terrorism has become a global weapon.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
Young people from poor backgrounds are being radicalised by criminal gangs.