Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Not likely, according to criminological research, which suggests terrorists "neutralise" their guilt, just as many other criminals do.
Encounters with Western countries continue to colour political discourses, including on gender in turbulent Syria. But women's influence is more diverse and powerful than what is portrayed.
For decades, Indonesia's official national history was silent about the murders and incarceration of hundred thousands of people. Moving beyond that will require a new understanding of what happened.
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
El Salvador stands at the centre of the current refugee crisis in Central America. But gang violence is not the only reason why its people are fleeing their country.
As the latest attack on an Indian army camp shows, India's shift in policy from strategic restraint to preemptive self-defence is a serious gamble.
The UN has adopted a more transparent process to select its new Secretary General. But it does not go far enough.
While the details of exactly what happened during Indonesia's 1965-66 massacre of 'communists' remain buried in the depths of time, here's what we do know.
Women's involvement in armed conflict in Peru and Colombia has a deep impact on societies. But peace processes and political aftermath rarely recognise their role.
The peace accords signed by the FARC and the Colombian govenment on September 26 are momentous, but they're only the beginning of the path to peace.
Once seen as a diplomatic victory, the nuclear deal of 2015 is now perceived as a failure by conservatives who reject President Rouhani's message of moderation as economic recovery remains elusive.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors' needs. The challenge is in making it happen.
The foul-mouthed, tough-talking president of the Philippines is ironically a pragmatist on foreign policy.
More than 44% of Mexican women face violence in their homes. Some of them become asylum seekers in the United States.
Russia is dragging its feet on climate action - and risks being left out in the cold.
If women aren't given their full rights, they're less likely to believe in democratic institutions.
Lee: 'Business will be far from usual in a world of four, five or six degrees of warming.'
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...