Seven striking similarities between developments regarding Islamic State today and the period before its surge in 2013-14.
To stem the spread of COVID-19, Turkey is releasing 90,000 prison inmates. Not on the list for release: tens of thousands of academics, journalists and others the regime sees as political threats.
Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government's power is weak or nonexistent.
A more robust strategy is needed to manage terrorism funding, especially fund-raising by returning terrorist fighters.
The Pentagon has spent more than $800 billion on military operations in Iraq. But that doesn't include money needed to care for veterans, rebuild the country or pay interest on war debt.
The Islamic State group, often called ISIS, is not just based in Iraq and Syria. A scholar tracks where the group and its affiliates have spread around the globe.
Declining US involvement in The Horn would leave a vacuum that others can fill.
Families of those at risk of extremism need to be supported, not judged.
Interviews with the Yazidi survivors of IS attacks that killed 3,100 people in 2014 reveal the emotional, cultural and spiritual scars of religious persecution.
Distrust of the US – even if misplaced – can linger for decades, thwarting Washington’s foreign policy goals. A former US diplomat in Iraq reflects on that country's skepticism of US aid efforts.
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.
The Islamic State has appointed yet another 'caliph' after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. What is the idea behind the caliphate?
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.