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.
The Post-Caliphate Caliph
A new video by the leader of the Islamic State proves he is committed to fighting the long fight.
Among Displaced Iraqis, One Group Is Worse Off Than the Rest
Internal refugees with perceived ties to the Islamic State suffer abuse and sexual exploitation in camps.
How the U.S. Miscounted the Dead in Syria
Rights groups say U.S.-led coalition killed many more civilians than previously disclosed in the battle against the Islamic State.
Sri Lanka Attack ‘Is the Wave of the Future’
Returning Islamic State fighters are spreading “a really viral ideology” and looking for vulnerable countries to target, says terrorism expert Anne Speckhard.
Sri Lanka’s Perfect Storm of Failure
There were many chances to stop the Easter Sunday attacks. The government missed them all.
Egypt’s Prisons Are Becoming Recruiting Grounds for the Islamic State
Abuse behind bars and a record high rate of detainment are a recipe for disaster.
ISIS Has Not Been Defeated. It’s Alive and Well in Southern Syria.
While Washington celebrates victory, the Islamic State is regrouping, and the Assad regime is letting it happen.
ISIS’s West African Offshoot Is Following al Qaeda’s Rules for Success
The amorphous Boko Haram splinter group is taking inspiration where it can get it and bringing disaster to the Lake Chad Basin in the process.
Inside the Fall of the Islamic State
On the podcast: A reporter who embedded with U.S.-backed forces in Syria describes the battles there.
Iraq Prepares to Evict U.S. Troops
Pro-Iran factions are pushing for the move just as the Islamic State is starting to hit back.
The West Needs to Take the Politics of Women in ISIS Seriously
Victim narratives and sensationalist reporting undermine female fighters’ agency.
Our Best Weekend Reads
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