Resurgent Taliban Bode Ill for Afghan Peace
Four months after the U.S.-Taliban deal, the militant group is growing—and growing bolder, while its al Qaeda ties remain.
Terrorism After the Pandemic
Months of isolation and governments grappling with other crises could lead to a rise in attacks.
Trump Wants to Label Antifa a Terrorist Organization. What About the KKK?
For more than a century, white supremacy groups have wreaked incalculable devastation against Black Americans.
The NYPD Sees Coordination in Protests. It’s Incentivized To.
Since 9/11, federal funding for counterintelligence has shifted the way New York and other cities are policed.
Incels Are Radicalized and Dangerous. But Are They Terrorists?
Canada is searching for new frameworks to tackle ideological violence.
Canada May Host the World’s First Incel Show Trial
There’s plenty of reason to doubt a misogynist murderer deserves to be prosecuted as a terrorist.
Al Qaeda and ISIS Had a Truce in Africa—Until They Didn’t
The Sahel region was inching toward stability, but conflict between local jihadi groups is threatening to bring back chaos.
U.S. Tussles With France, U.N. Over Counterterrorism Efforts in West Africa
The Trump administration seeks to put an American in charge of the U.N. mission in Mali.
‘We Are Used to a Virus Called Bombs’
The coronavirus will ravage a resilient Somalia—with ripples far beyond its borders.
Inspector General Criticizes U.S. Counterterrorism Coordinator
Report finds problems with morale and management that hampered U.S. counterterrorism initiatives in foreign countries.
Pentagon Asks for More Cash to Cut Down Civilian Deaths
Under fire from human rights groups, the Pentagon is asking lawmakers for funding to improve its ability to track civilian casualties in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, Foreign Policy has learned.
After the Coronavirus, Terrorism Won’t Be the Same
As big-government initiatives expand and leaders deflect blame, anti-establishment groups, angry Luddites, and China-haters could turn to violence.
Yesterday’s Terrorists Are Today’s Public Health Providers
Insurgents around the world are using the pandemic to win new converts and weaken their enemies.
In Historic First, U.S. Labels Russian White Supremacists a Terrorist Group
Officials say they have grown alarmed at the threat posed by right-wing extremists.
The U.S. Government Is Finally Getting Tough on White Nationalist Terrorism
By listing a Russian white supremacist group as a terrorist organization, the Trump administration is sending a long overdue signal to Moscow and the global far-right.
West Africa Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorist Groups
By working collectively and innovatively, the region can prevent the next security and humanitarian disaster.
As the World Is Distracted, Boko Haram Terrorists Strike a Key Western Ally
The battle against jihadi terrorism in Africa takes one of its deadliest turns yet, with consequences far beyond the region.
Self-Isolation Might Stop Coronavirus, but It Will Speed the Spread of Extremism
Millions of people stuck at home will turn to social media, where disinformation is rife. Radical Islamists and far-right groups are exploiting widespread confusion and fear to spread hate.
In West Africa, U.S. Military Struggles for Scarce Resources as Terrorism Threat Grows
Tensions with Iran almost scuttled a major international training exercise in the Sahel.