Tensions Spike as Turkey Threatens Syria Offensive
U.S. defense secretary says a Turkish incursion would be “unacceptable.”
A Survivor’s Struggle to Care for Her People and Herself
On the podcast: The filmmaker Alexandria Bombach followed the Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad for the film “On Her Shoulders.”
Is Italy Immune From Terrorism?
In recent years, the country has managed to avoid jihadi violence. But not everyone will want to copy its methods.
Afghanistan’s Forests Are Turning a Profit for the Islamic State
Wood smuggling is big business for the terrorist group.
How Europe Is Handing Off Its ISIS Militants to Iraq
France is leading the way in washing its hands of its Islamic State fighters—whether they receive justice or not.
The Kids of the Islamic State
A lens on the thousands of children detained in northeast Syria’s al-Hol camp and the unanticipated humanitarian crisis brought on by the fight against terrorism.
How ISIS Still Threatens Iraq
Roiled with internal divisions, Iraqi forces struggle to fully eliminate the Islamic State.
Iraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice
The country’s trials have been brutally efficient, but will the U.N. deem them fair?
In Africa, All Jihad Is Local
The rush to link regional groups to the Islamic State could make militancy worse.
The Global War on Terrorism Has Failed. Here’s How to Win.
Targeting terrorists and their networks brings only temporary success—but the long-term strategy needs to focus on discrediting the ideologies that attract attackers.
ISIS’s Church Attacks Break Mohammed’s Own Pledges
Assaults on Christian sites show terrorists are apostates as well as murderers.
Welcome to the Post-Middle East ISIS
The Islamic State has a newly expanded geographic focus—and the results will be worse than the original.
A Broken Homecoming
Iraq’s Yazidis struggle with the future of the children of rape by Islamic State fighters.
‘Let’s Kill This Baby in the Crib’
That’s what the CIA said when it had Osama bin Laden in its sights after 9/11. Instead, America veered off into Iraq, and the result is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who appeared in a new video this week.