An expert explains that such claims are probably more calculated and careful than you'd expect.
The way we talk about attacks is actually helping the extremists' monstrous cause.
Islamic State has destroyed globally-significant sites in Iraq and Syria, but not as wanton acts of destruction. Instead, they are calculated political and religious attacks.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
When it comes to Islamist extremism and terrorism, change is a constant.
Of all the places for a jihadist militant group to operate, it would be hard to find a more conducive country than Libya.
To the terrorist, children have become but a means to an end. Weapon and target.
A professor at Georgetown University answers three common questions about terrorism and political violence.
Anti-terrorism policy is too often adopted based on very small sets of data – and fear.
A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
A case study from the height of the Crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries illustrates that even the most brutal leaders can choose to compromise for stability.
The killing of a policeman in a terror attack has heightened tensions as France chooses its next president.
Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some eight million or so – is of Egypt’s Copts. Here's their story.
To understand the complexities of the conflict in Syria and what might happen next, it helps to untangle the three layers of strife in the war-torn country.
Terrorism laws contain extra hurdles to secure a conviction, so prosecutors and police may prefer to charge offenders with murder or assault in some cases.
Recent attacks on Coptic churches represent a step-up from the sectarian violence of the past few decades.
Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
A thawing of tensions between the two superpowers seems as far away as it was under Obama.
The US military's attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
From the Islamic State to North Caucasian rebels and far-right nationalists, Russia is facing overlapping extremist threats.