Both cults and violent extremist movements have similar push and pull factors at the individual level.
A Federal Court justice ruled four men, suspected ISIS members, must be repatriated to Canada from a Syrian detention camp. Here’s why the decision is flawed and an ongoing appeal is justified.
The beginnings of Iraq’s sectarian civil war, the failures of its US-built political system, and the struggle for civilians attempting to survive chaos and violence are here in these 2004 interviews.
Justices are weighing the arguments in two cases that have the potential of changing the way social media platforms operate.
While some world leaders and foreign policy experts expected IS to increase its attacks during COVID-19’s early days, travel bans and curfews helped slow violence.
For the time being, terrorism is a reduced threat in Australia. But the threat is not going away entirely.
The interests of bandits and jihadists are converging in Nigeria and this poses a formidable threat to the country’s security.
South Africa has long been seen as deficient in dealing with terrorism financing.
Though young, the trauma experienced by children in Syrian detention camps could have lifelong effects. A coordinated approach is needed to support them into new lives here.
Michelle & Amanda 04.10.
Michelle Grattan & politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass Tuesdays interest rate hike, Australia's repatriation mission of women and children in refugee camps and the Brittany Higgins trial.
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.
In Ukrainian history and culture, women enjoyed independence and agency. The presence of women fighters in the war now is no surprise.
The most direct cause of America’s ongoing harrowing descent, including the rise of Donald Trump and his alliance with Vladimir Putin, began 19 years ago with the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Western governments’ anti-terrorism strategies are now colliding with public sympathy for Ukraine, and its people’s desperation to fight Russia with any means.
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.
Jihadi groups take advantage of endemic poverty, inequality, high unemployment levels, illiteracy, ethnic divisions, and poor governance to spread their campaign of violence in the Sahel region.
As Friday’s attack by an ISIS sympathiser in a New Zealand supermarket shows, ISIS’s extreme ideology still holds strong appeal for some disaffected Muslims living in the west.
New Zealand’s second terrorist attack in two years highlights weaknesses in existing counter-terrorism laws. Beyond fast-tracking changes to those laws, two other legal areas need urgent review.
An attack on the Kabul airport has left scores dead and many more injured. Two terrorism scholars explain who the group thought responsible is, and how big of a threat is it.