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.
Sending specially trained operatives into hostile territories dates back to Colonial days. In the past decade, special operations forces have become central to America’s counterterrorism efforts.
Declining US involvement in The Horn would leave a vacuum that others can fill.
The resilience of Al-Shabaab raises questions about the effectiveness of the current US military strategy in Somalia.
The second feature from the creator of Brass Eye and Four Lions is a savage spoof on the FBI's counter-terrorism strategy.
An anthropologist who interviewed Uighurs in China found different ways in which Chinese authorities used checkpoints, social media and smartphones to identify, categorize and control this group.
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.
If Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen had not been Muslim, it is highly unlikely he would have been imprisoned in a Supermax facility for four weeks on flimsy evidence.
Interviews with civilian and military figures paint a complex picture of what went wrong with crucial peace negotiations.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
Some 'celebrity' atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
As a liberal democracy, Australia needs its own report on US torture in Iraq and has a legal and moral obligation to prevent torture.
Twin reports from a UK Parliament committee go further than ever in condemning Britain's complicity in the worst of the War on Terror.
Intelligence agencies must be incorruptible and 'speak truth to power' to be of any benefit to policymakers and the communities they serve.
It is vital for governments and citizens to discuss how much privacy should be sacrificed when issues of national security arise.
The incoming Chief of the Defence Force, Angus Campbell, will need to focus his attentions on an array of conventional and non-conventional security concerns in the Indo-Pacific.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
The movement known as the 'Pashtun Long March' and the 'Pashtun Spring' has emerged from a history of human rights abuses, regional politics and War on Terror policies.
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.