Underdogs, Divine Favour, and the Islamic State

How will ISIS media make sense of the death of its ‘caliphate?’ Milo Comerford argues that this eventuality has been built into th...


Terror in Barcelona

Spain has not suffered a jihadi attack since the Madrid train bombings in 2004, but authorities have been dealing with a growing t...

Boko Haram

Boko Haram: Retreat or Resurgence?

With repeated announcements of Boko Haram's defeat, how necessary is the redeployment of Nigeria's military chiefs to combat the g...

Islamist extremism

Understanding Burkina Faso’s Jihadi Context

Following the recent attack in Ouagadougou, Rachel Bryson unpacks the jihadi-related fragility in Burkina Faso and explores which ...


Returning Foreign Fighters: Learning Lessons from the al-Qaeda Experience

To avoid the global proliferation of jihadi networks, we must learn from past experiences, argues Mubaraz Ahmed.


‘Joint’ ISIS, Taliban Attack Shows Fluidity of Afghan Jihadism

A recent attack on a Shia village suggests the Taliban is becoming increasingly sectarian, or is working more closely with ISIS....


ISIS’ Changing Threat to France

How is ISIS' loss of territory in Iraq and Syria affecting France's battle against extremism?


Detector Disputes: Tensions at Temple Mount

Recent tensions around Jerusalem's Temple Mount are the worst in years, and the effects are being felt across the region, explains...


The Jihadi Gender Imbalance

The lack of understanding of female jihadis has led to an over-simplified treatment of the topic, writes Rachel Bryson.