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Anti-terror police guard the house of the family that detonated bombs in Surabaya, Indonesia, May 15 2018. Fully Handoko/EPA

How people become suicide bombers: the six steps to terrorism

To prevent people from climbing the staircase to terrorism, educating people about the values of tolerance should start early.
Collective prayer on October 20 in Mogadishu in tribute to the 276 dead and 300 wounded, victims of the October 14 terrorist attack. Terrorism has become a global weapon. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP

Terrorism, radicalisation and Islam: Michel Wieviorka in conversation with Marc Sageman

Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
Police work near a damaged Home Depot truck on Nov. 1, 2017, after a motorist drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

What draws ‘lone wolves’ to the Islamic State?

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack, wasn't a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers. A terrorism expert explains why such a man may want to be a martyr.
At a memorial honouring the victims of the recent Spanish terrorist attacks, a family embraces a Barcelona policeman who helped them during the mayhem. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)

How the European Union is making major strides fighting terrorism

Despite the recent terrorist attacks in Spain, the European Union has dramatically improved its counterterrorism efforts. Here's how.
A makeshift memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Police killed five men August 18 believed to have been involved. AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

Are Islamic State recruits more street gang members than zealots?

With terrorists striking again in Spain and in Finland, one cannot help but ask -- again -- why people want to follow the Islamic State. Some new theories are emerging.
An electoral poster of Emmanuel Macron, France’s centre-left presidential candidate, calling for unity. Benoit Tessier/Reuters

French election highlights a deep divide on the European Union

France's two presidential candidates diverge markedly on many issues, but nothing is as divisive as France's relationship with the EU.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the May 22 attack at a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, England, killed many teenagers. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

To better fight terrorism, Europe needs more cooperation and money

Last night's terrorist attack in Manchester reveals the challenges facing European intelligence and security services in preventing people who use everyday things like cars to cause mayhem.
Five people are dead – including the perpetrator – following a terror attack in London. EPA/Andy Rain

Terror in London: Western cities will always be vulnerable to these attacks

Just when the Western world had absorbed the shock of a truck attack in Berlin in December that claimed 12 lives, it is reminded again of the dangers of “lone-wolf” attacks inspired by Islamic State (IS…
Indian Muslim woman Shagufta Sayyd prays in Mumbai, India. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Who exactly are ‘radical’ Muslims?

Muslims from the Salafist tradition can often be seen as 'radical.' There is not much understanding of Salafism, its history and its diversity. Here's what it means to be a Salafist.
‘Rapist, killer cops’: protesters march in Paris’s 18th arrondisement. Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Police and French youth: A long and brutal history

Governments' continual use of security forces to 'keep order' in low-income and minority neighborhoods masks their inability find solutions other than force.

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