ISIS

Killing the al-Qaeda chief leaves endless questions
Killing the al-Qaeda chief leaves endless questions
Killing of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a US drone attack inside Taliban-ruled Afghanistan at the weekend has been billed as a major win by the United States…
Foreign fighters: The question of justice
Foreign fighters: The question of justice
The legal fallout from Islamic State’s short but bloody existence is both complex and enduring. For those Westerners who travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the jihadist project,…
Did 9/11 change our world?
Interactives
Did 9/11 change our world?
We asked six experts, “Did 9/11 define our world? If so, how? If not, what did?” After each of their responses to these questions, editor Lydia Khalil challenges the experts…
Bringing home Australian children trapped in Syrian camps
Bringing home Australian children trapped in Syrian camps
The Covid-19 pandemic has dominated global and local news to such an extent for the last 18 months that there remains room for little else. But the aftermath of military campaigns…
Terrorism and New Zealand’s dual citizenship conundrum
Terrorism and New Zealand’s dual citizenship conundrum
Last week, the issue of depriving an individual of their citizenship because of terrorist activity made headlines once again. An alleged Islamic State member, Suhayra Aden, had…
Islamic State’s new battleground – the courts
Islamic State’s new battleground – the courts
In the aftermath of Islamic State’s defeat, it was anticipated that fighters and other members of the group would appeal to the very court system of a liberal democracy whose laws…
Need To Know: Brett McGurk on America’s strategy to defeat ISIS
Need To Know: Brett McGurk on America’s strategy to defeat ISIS
Given the increasingly familiarity of video conferencing during working from home arrangements, we thought to take the opportunity to commence a new series of interviews with key…
ISIS looks to prosper in a world distracted by the virus
ISIS looks to prosper in a world distracted by the virus
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the heart of Europe. The severity of the virus has forced policymakers to shift their priorities almost exclusively to the home front. As a result…
Typology of Terror — The Backgrounds of Australian Jihadis
Reports
Typology of Terror — The Backgrounds of Australian Jihadis
In order to better understand what motivates Australian radical islamists to join or support a terrorist group it is first necessary to get a better understanding of who they are…
Behind the Veil: Women in jihad after the caliphate
Analyses
Behind the Veil: Women in jihad after the caliphate
How the Islamic State has expanded the role of women in jihad and what that means for the future of jihad