Samira, originally from Belgium, walks with her son in Camp Roj in northern Syria. Her French husband is imprisoned for links to the Islamic State. She has tried to return to Belgium, where she says she wants to reintegrate into society, but their repatriation has sparked controversy.
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The children of Canadians who have left to join the Islamic State are the subject of a fierce debate about Canada's obligation to their repatriation.
In this April 2020 photo, protesters carry rifles near the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich. A plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor has put a focus on the security of governors in the United States.
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Is right-wing violent extremism the new fifth wave of modern terrorism? If so, there's no doubt the impacts of COVID-19 will only help accelerate the radicalization of its adherents.
Hommage to Samuel Paty: “Thank you Mr. Paty to have taught us history and freedom of expression.”
The horrific death of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, highlights the importance of the work of educators who are, more than ever, on the front lines of the fight for freedom of expression.
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The shrinking of Lake Chad contributes to instability in the countries which sit around its expanse.
A visitor looks at the faces of some of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing at the Oklahoma National Memorial museum in Oklahoma City.
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The Sept. 11 bombings killed almost 3,000 Americans. But if you exclude that unique event for the last two decades of terrorist activity, a different picture of US vulnerability appears.
In a New Zealand legal first, mass-murderer and terrorist Brenton Tarrant is jailed for life with no chance of parole.
New Zealand and Australia have no prisoner transfer agreement. By negotiating one, we could deport the Christchurch terrorist and help resolve the trans-Tasman prisoner problem in the process.
Global terrorism has been relatively quiet as the world is consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is still there, unabated, and we need to do more to stop it.
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Nigeria must eschew nepotism and ethnic or religious sentiments in the war against terror.
As businesses use more outdoor space, we must make sure these areas are suitably protected.
Chicago’s O'Hare and other U.S. airports remain largely empty despite increased mask wearing and other measures to prevent COVID-19 spread.
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Airlines and airports reacted quickly after 9/11 to put new procedures in place that overcame passengers' newfound fears of flying. An aviation historian explains why it may be harder to so today.
A whole life sentence has never been imposed in New Zealand but it seems likely the prosecution will call for one for the Christchurch gunman.
When blocking a highway, who is a domestic terrorist and who is a peaceful protester? And does it make a legal difference?
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Legally designating domestic extremist groups as terrorist organizations – as some in the US advocate now – will have limited benefits, if any at all.
A young man in Ontario (not pictured) affiliated with incel culture has been charged with terrorism, which may pose problems for how we understand national security.
The decision to charge an incel youth with terrorism reinforces worrying trends in counterterrorism.
Unlike terrorists, COVID-19 does not choose its victims; anyone with varying degrees of vulnerability can be infected.
After the 9/11 attacks, global security measures focused on terrorism. Now, after the COVID-19 pandemic, similar measures are being applied to countering disease.
Disc golf can be played outdoors and at a distance.
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Long after a crisis recedes, residual anxiety can remain and become calcified in cultures, customs and institutions.
Some changes in the new security bill submitted to parliament last week are welcome, but others require careful scrutiny, especially when the rights of children are at stake.
The global disruption caused the the coronavirus pandemic contains lessons in combatting bioterrorism.
As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates global economic and health insecurities, opportunities to emulate the pandemic's effects with bioweapons affords terrorists a new model.
The Kenya Defence Forces have been in Somalia since 2011.
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By withdrawing its troops from Somalia, Kenya could be doing more harm than good.
A man and his son pay respects at a memorial to a teacher in Debert, N.S. on April 21, 2020. RCMP say at least 23 people are dead after a man went on a murder rampage in Nova Scotia communities.
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Until we acknowledge that toxic white masculinity is fuelling mass murders, aggrieved white men will continue to commit them -- and we'll all continue to pay the price.