The Australian Defence Forces use dogs for many purposes, including sniffing out explosive devices, detecting narcotics, locating the wounded, and patrolling and protecting missions and bases.
From US captive to head of Islamic State, the life of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died in Syria.
How much the leader's death might hinder the reemergence of IS greatly depends on how quickly its next leaders can be tracked down and dealt with.
We cannot underestimate the capacity for reinvention, resilience and the enduring appeal of IS.
Iraq's 2005 constitution created a flawed political system built on sectarianism.
Russia left as the main power broker as the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria continues.
Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria may force Western states to finally address what to do with adherents of Islamic State. Here are the options.
Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles since the 19th century. A scholar explains the origins of Kurdistan's relative gender equality in a mostly conservative Muslim region.
The Turkish offensive in northern Syria not only threatens international security, but destroys hope for a democratic alternative in the Middle East.
Why young Iraqis to took the streets in protests that left more than 100 people dead after a brutal suppression.
After years of tensions over northern Syria, the US and Turkey have agreed to establish safe zones. Why now?
The decision by the British government to revoke citizenship of a U.K.-born man puts Canada in a conundrum and raises serious questions about the practice of stripping citizenship.
The UK needs all the friends it can get after Brexit – angering Canada isn't a good move.
Why do people readily accept potentially unjust decisions by their government?
Allowing our citizens to be somebody else's problem, out of sight and out of mind, does not actually make the security risk to Australians go away.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
Violent radicals are often described as jihadists. A scholar explains what the word means and why those using the word to justify terrorism are often misrepresenting their sources.
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.
The bombings have been framed as part of ongoing internal conflict, but Sri Lanka was just the stage for a play that could have been performed anywhere in the world.
Links between groups within the Kivu province and the Islamic state are not new.