What’s Behind the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka?
Coordinated blasts recall the island country’s violent past.
Dumping One Government Won’t Fix Mali
March’s deadly massacre exposed the lack of progress since the country’s peace accords—and the many political and security reforms that are needed.
The Revolutionary Guards Are Ready to Strike Back
The Trump administration has labeled Iran’s most powerful military branch a terrorist organization—and put Americans around the world in danger.
Nostalgia Is a National Security Threat
By idealizing the past, Americans have made themselves unsafe in the present.
Iran’s Zarif Can’t Catch a Break
By designating the IRGC a terrorist group, Trump has put the heat on the United States’ one potential ally in Tehran.
Netanyahu’s Far-Right Partners Were Birthed by U.S. Terrorists
Brooklyn-born militant Meir Kahane's ideas are becoming dangerously acceptable in Israel.
China and Pakistan Have Struck a Devil’s Bargain With Militants
Beijing may be safeguarding its interests with the Taliban.
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.
The Balkans Are the World Capital of Islamophobia
The region’s genocidal wars are over—but bigots from across the West still flock there for inspiration.
Arab Regimes Are the World’s Most Powerful Islamophobes
Middle Eastern governments have forged alliances with right-wing groups in the West dedicated to anti-Islam bigotry.
Radical Islamists Have Opened a New Front in Mali
Local grievances are behind the recent violence in the country. Jihadis are hoping to exploit them to build a caliphate.
The Netherlands’ Luck Is Running Out
The terrorist attack in Utrecht may be a sign of what’s to come.
Extremism Is Riyadh’s Top Export
Saudi Arabia is fighting for a dangerous monopoly on Islamic thought
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Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.
Masood Azhar Is China’s Favorite Terrorist
Beijing’s U.N. block sent a signal—and a warning—to Pakistan.
White Supremacism Isn’t Insanity
If you want to stop terrorists like New Zealand’s mosque shooter, the first step is to try to understand what they’re saying.
Christchurch Has Seen Trauma Before—Just Not Like This
The quiet New Zealand city has endured natural disaster. But until March 15, it had never faced an unnatural one.
The Dark Web Enabled the Christchurch Killer
The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet.
The Inspiration for Terrorism in New Zealand Came From France
The gunman who massacred Muslims was inspired by ideas that have circulated for decades on the French far-right.