A woman identified as a Dutch national with her children in a camp in north-eastern Syria in February 2019.
A group of Dutch families of foreign fighters detained in Syria are trying to get The Netherlands to repatriate them.
Detention camps in Syria hold about 100,000 Syrian and foreign family members of IS suspects.
The Morrison government has shown no enthusiasm for repatriating the family members of IS fighters. But as other nations bring back their own fighters, Australia may find itself forced to act.
Syrian wives of IS fighters being deported from al-Hol camp in Syria in June 2019.
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.
Australia has enacted 20 new anti-terror laws since 2014. Several more bills have been introduced by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and are now before parliament.
Australia now has one of the most comprehensive ranges of anti-terrorism laws of any Western democracy. It’s time to think creatively about solutions, rather than continually reworking old strategies.
Jack Letts was told by ITV News that he had been stripped of his British citizenship.
'Jihadi Jack' learns from ITV News he's no longer a British citizen via YouTube
The UK needs all the friends it can get after Brexit – angering Canada isn’t a good move.
Jack Letts: no longer a British citizen.
'Jihadi Jack' makes appeal to come home via SkyNews on YouTube
Why do people readily accept potentially unjust decisions by their government?
Shamima Begum being interviewed by the BBC at a refugee camp in Syria.
BBC News via YouTube
Women used to be largely ignored by counter-radicalisation strategies. Why that changed.
A handout photo of Shamima Begum, who left London in 2015 to join Islamic State.
Metropolitan Police/PA Wire
A schoolgirl who left Bethnal Green to join Islamic State in Syria is now in a refugee camp and wants to return to the UK.
Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, listens to a question at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2018.
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If Canada truly stands for multiculturalism, pluralism, the rule of law, global justice, human rights and the liberal international order, we must prosecute our citizens who have fought with ISIS.
Youssef Rabih Youssef/EPA
The British home secretary has decided not to seek assurances from the US that it wouldn’t use the death penalty for an IS duo arrested in Syria. This must be opposed.
A US drone, painted on a wall in Yemen, where raids have killed IS fighters.
What should the UK do with foreign jihadis who return home?
A sign in Arabic on the way into Raqqa, Syria reads: ‘Attention, Islamic State check point’.
Youssef Rabih Youssef/EPA
As Islamic State territory in Iraq and Syria shrinks, concerns are mounting about the number of foreign fighters who may return.
Mosul, in Iraq, is one of two declared ‘no-go’ zones.
There are many obstacles to successful prosecution, including obtaining evidence in a war zone and using foreign intelligence in court.
Tunisians demonstrate against the return of jihadists fighting for extremist groups abroad
Trying to reintegrate foreign fighters who return home shouldn’t be considered the soft option. Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
Under proposed changes, the war crime of murder would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
EPA/Zouhir Al Shimale
Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
Liberal MP Andrew Nikolic (right) is close to deposed prime minister Tony Abbott.
In an era of ever-increasing counter-terrorism powers, what is Andrew Nikolic’s appointment to a powerful parliamentary committee likely to mean for its scrutiny of national security legislation?
Islamic State propaganda lures both friends and foes into disproportionately focusing on the group’s strengths and overlooking its weakness.
Islamic State uses propaganda to coax its enemies into misguided politico-military and strategic communications efforts.
The government is set to extend control orders to children as young as 14.
A control order is only useful where the police have sufficient intelligence about a person’s activity to apply for an order.
Karen Nettleton, whose daughter and grandchildren are currently in Syria, has a made a public plea for her family to be allowed to return to Australia.
Whatever we think of the family of foreign fighter Khaled Sharrouf or their circumstances, they enjoy the right to return on the same footing as every other Australian citizen.
If their deaths fighting for Islamic State in Iraq are confirmed, Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar would be far from the first foreign fighters to be killed in the history of combat.
Foreign fighters have always posed a dual challenge: how to stop them going and what to do if they return. History offers lessons on managing these problems, including that it’s hard to stop them leaving.