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.
The caliphate has no territory, but plenty of hearts and minds.
There are almost 8,000 foreign children living in squalid conditions in prisons and camps in Syria.
Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had led the terrorist group since 2019. His death may lead to uncertainty over who will replace him but may not signal the group’s demise.
In 2019 a scholar visited the Iraqi Kurdistan, where Yazidis have been resettled. He explains their religious beliefs and their current conditions.
At least five people were killed and many more were injured after an SUV crashed into a Christmas parade. A terrorism expert explains how vehicles have been weaponized.
All terrorism in the region has domestic origins but is linked to regional and international events.
A scholar of Afghan affairs explains the religious affiliations of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan and why they may not share a common understanding of Islam.
The Taliban say they won’t allow jihadi groups to flourish under their rule. But there is good reason to believe that al-Qaida, IS and other regional groups will benefit from the takeover.
Nahdlatul Ulama is the world’s biggest Islamic organization, initiating a reform movement, which it is calling ‘Humanitarian Islam.’