The US gives money to help Indonesia and other countries fight terrorism. But research shows that this money might not be effective, unless it directly reaches former extremists.
A new wave of military coups could put the dividends of democracy out of reach in a region troubled by the effects of jihadism.
The Taliban say they won’t allow jihadi groups to flourish under their rule. But there is good reason to believe that al-Qaida, IS and other regional groups will benefit from the takeover.
Two Afghan women scholars write about how Afghan women’s groups have been fighting for human rights, both now and historically.
Deobandi Islam, the religious school that the Taliban draw their ideology from, was set up in 19th century India to educate Muslim youth.
Bin Laden’s extremist group had less than a hundred members in September 2001. Today it’s a transnational terror organization with 40,000 fighters across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
Violent radicals are often described as jihadists. A scholar explains what the word means and why those using the word to justify terrorism are often misrepresenting their sources.
After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?
Many of the men and women who left homes in the West to join ISIS or similar terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq as fighters or supporters now want to come home. Should they be allowed back?
A schoolgirl who left Bethnal Green to join Islamic State in Syria is now in a refugee camp and wants to return to the UK.
A Taliban perspective on recent peace talks for Afghanistan.
There is a common misconception in the West that leaders of al-Qaida and ISIS are recruiting and brainwashing people into giving up their lives for the Jihad. This is an incorrect model.
An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn’t destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
The latest wave of terrorism aims to kill as many people as possible, as horrifically as possible, with new tools and methods. That makes fighting back more difficult.
When it comes to Islamist extremism and terrorism, change is a constant.
What happens to the Islamic State if it loses the battle for territory in Iraq and Syria? Here’s a list of ways it might go down.
The Bastille Day attack in Nice – committed by an individual unknown to French security services – marks the evolution of radicalisation in many ways.
The road to radicalisation can morph from an idea about noble deeds.
Social media were at the heart of the attacks in Paris, serving as tools of communication and also sources of information and emotion.
The British government’s position is that this was a legitimate act of self-defence in a war zone. But there are other issues to examine.