Terrorist Attack in Kabul Shatters Lives—and Illusions
“We had hopes, but we are not allowed to hope,” said one survivor of the fatal assault on Afghanistan’s biggest university.
Mozambique’s Insurgency Is a Regional Problem
Rising extremist violence in the country’s oil-rich north threatens stability in southern Africa—and requires a coordinated response.
You Can’t Defeat Tomorrow’s Terrorists by Fighting Yesterday’s Enemy
Countries from Sri Lanka and Israel to the United States and Norway have failed to prevent attacks because their intelligence agencies were fixated on the last threat rather than the next one.
India’s Not as Safe as You Think It Is
Hotel Mumbai is a tale of courage. It is also a worrying reminder of India’s security flaws.
The Netherlands’ Luck Is Running Out
The terrorist attack in Utrecht may be a sign of what’s to come.
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Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.
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.
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This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
Narendra Modi Should Calm Tensions in Kashmir Rather Than Inflame Them
India and the United States must pressure Pakistan to stop sponsoring terrorism, but New Delhi could do much more to quell the anger fueling unrest in Kashmir.
Can Israel’s Iron Wall Contain Hamas?
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has tried to keep the Islamist group in check, but the situation in Gaza is as unstable as ever.
The New Face of Terrorism in 2019
Forget the Middle East—it’s time to prepare for attacks from the former Soviet Union.
Trump First, Jews Later
Israeli government officials are helping to normalize the violent anti-Semitism of the Christian right.
A Story of Leadership and Fatal Missed Opportunity
A review of Prudence Bushnell’s new book on the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings.
FBI and DHS Assessment Outlined Threat of Lone Offenders Targeting Las Vegas
The U.S. government warned of possible attacks on entertainment venues and mass gatherings.
Is There Any Defense Against Low-Tech Terror?
The Catalonia attacks are a case study in the future of violent extremism. Governments need to figure out how to respond.
The Law Should Treat Domestic Terror as the Equivalent of International Terror
There is no federal crime of domestic terrorism with which James Fields can be charged.
Can Britain Still Keep Calm and Carry On?
With a government in crisis facing an increasingly dangerous terrorist threat, new options are on the table that could erode society’s resistance to further attacks.
By Rubbing Salt in Iran’s Wounds, Trump Accomplished Nothing
Nuance and dignity aren't in the president's diplomatic playbook.