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Christchurch terrorist discussed attacks online a year before carrying them out, new research reveals

Five years on from the attacks, a detailed investigation of the shooter’s online radicalisation shows he was openly posting about his plans. Why was it missed and what can we learn?
A makeshift memorial in the South River Forest for environmental activist Manuel Terán. Cheney Orr/AFP via Getty Images

More than a year after the death of an environmental activist, questions remain on the dangerousness of the Stop Cop City movement near Atlanta

The death of a protester in 2023 at the site of the proposed Atlanta Public Safety Training Center has brought renewed attention to radical environmentalism in the United States.
Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration outside the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 11, 2024. The United Nations’ top court opened hearings into South Africa’s allegation that Israel’s war with Hamas amounts to genocide against Palestinians. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)

How economics can shed light on the motivations of extremist groups like Hamas

Real and perceived economic grievances often fuel extremist groups like Hamas. Here’s how the economic basics of supply provide a way to tackle terrorism.
Friends and family of the Afzaal family speak to reporters outside the Superior Court of Justice in Windsor, Ont., after a a jury ruled found Nathaniel Veltman guilty of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Dax Melmer

Verdict in Nathaniel Veltman trial provides a legal roadmap on how acts of terrorism can result in first-degree murder convictions

The trial of Nathaniel Veltman, who was found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, will set precedents for how future terrorism charges are laid.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under fire now for his government’s failure to anticipate the Hamas attack on Oct. 7, 2023. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite his government’s failure to anticipate Hamas’ deadly attack, don’t count Netanyahu out politically

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has presided over disasters before – and remained in power. But is the intelligence failure preceding the Hamas attack so big that this time he won’t?
A Palestinian boy sits in a World Health Organization truck near a hospital in the southern area of the Gaza Strip. Ahmed Zakot/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

UN warns that Gaza desperately needs more aid − an emergency relief expert explains why it is especially tough working in Gaza

Government sanctions against Hamas, which the US and the European Union consider a terrorist group, mean that aid groups are not able to directly work with Hamas.

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