In our new research we examined popular music videos which drew on historical myths and contemporary clergymen to mobilise Iraq’s Shia population to fight the Islamic State.
While the flag ban is well-intentioned, we must remember the creed of Islam has been hijacked by a terrorist organisation - and one which is dwindling anyway.
Deadly attacks on schoolchildren by terrorists groups have been growing around the world from 2009.
In a survey of 1,600 people from across Mosul, we asked what they thought of the millions of dollars being spent to reconstruct the heritage sites of the city.
Incumbent president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in a second-round vote that will decide the future trajectory of Turkey’s politics.
Policies that reduce poverty, inequality and socioeconomic insecurity lower the incentive to engage in or tolerate terrorism.
ISIS-K’s recent killings of Taliban brass are part of the extremist group’s long-term strategy. Will Taliban leaders contain the resurgence of violence?
The spike in violence was marked by a 68% increase in fatalities involving civilians.
Justices are weighing the arguments in two cases that have the potential of changing the way social media platforms operate.
For the time being, terrorism is a reduced threat in Australia. But the threat is not going away entirely.
Ongoing excavations in northern Iraq add to our knowledge of the neo-Assyrian empire – and the beauty of its cities.
To understand the latest coup in Burkina Faso, one must appreciate the internal power struggles in the country, their links with violent extremism as well as the role of external state actors.
To many Iranians, a revolution has happened given the public’s embrace of women and their demands amid ongoing protests. The question is whether the solidarity holds up and the regime listens.
It has taken Australia far too long to return its citizens from hellish refugee camps in Syria – and treating people well will create far less risk to the country than leaving them there.
The Taliban promised not to allow Afghanistan to be used by groups seeking to attack the US, yet terrorist groups have only become more emboldened under its rule.
The US strike against al-Zawahri leaves the future of al-Qaida at a crossroads as the terrorist movement looks for a new leader.
Western European states are ignoring the international legal rights of children and using national security arguments to avoid responsibility for them.
There is a mental and psychological dimension to what leads people to commit mass killings. But it is not mental illness or pathology.
Political extremism has a checklist. The more boxes are checked, the closer political extremism gets.
Four scholars of race, religion and immigration explain how US refugee and asylum policy has long been racially and religiously discriminatory in practice.