What Does an ISIS Claim Actually Mean?

The jihadi group claimed responsibility for the three recent attacks in the UK, but its direct involvement remains uncertain.

What Does an ISIS Claim Actually Mean?

The Blurry Lines Between Jihadi Networks and Ideology


Is an ISIS/al-Qaeda Merger on the Cards?

Iraq's vice president says the two jihadi groups have been in discussions, but while dialogue is one thing, a prospective alliance...


Why Radical Islamists Seek to Exploit Converts

When ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the Palace of Westminster, it was another reminder of the violent and destructi...

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ISIS Attacks on Pakistan's Sufi Shrines Continue

The jihadi group killed more than 80 people in yet another deadly assault on a Sufi shrine....


Deciphering Bangladeshi Terror: Fallout and response to the Holey Bakery Attack

Last July's assault on a Dhaka cafe was a wake-up call for Bangladeshi society. A national soul-searching has hastened to tackle t...

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Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard after gunmen stormed a restaurant in Dhaka's high-security diplomatic district early on July 2, 2016.

France Must Move Beyond Security to Tackle Extremism

France must do more to tackle the religious ideology fuelling extremist violence, not just its symptoms.


World Leaders Must Respond to Islamist Extremism

New global polling shows a public crying out for a comprehensive and strategic response to extremism from their leaders, writes To...

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The One Thing Donald Trump Can't Build a Wall Against

Muslim immigrants don't bring terrorism – ideology does.


The Tragic Role of Women in the ISIS 'Caliphate'

Kadiza Sultana, who left London to join ISIS aged 16, is believed to have died in Syria....


Islamism and Jihadism: A Difficult Conversation

There is not a direct progression from political Islamist aspirations to the jihadi violence of ISIS....


The Caliphate as Geopolitical Challenge

Until ISIS declared its so-called caliphate in 2014, this Islamic theological term barely raised flags for the West.


We Must Defeat the Ideology that Drives the Violence

Islamist extremist ideology is giving rise to violence around the world. If we fail to confront it, demagogues will triumph.


What makes a religious extremist?

Is religion inherently extremist? Or do we just hear a lot more about the extremist variety?


Martyrdom or Suicide? Dying for the Jihadi Cause

Salafi-jihadis have taken elements of risk and reward from ancient warfare and transposed them onto suicide attacks.