Shiraz Maher is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and a senior research fellow at King’s College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.
Terrorist organisations are strategically fluid, and deploying lone wolf attacks in the West allows them to extend their reach with limited resources.
The terror group recommended that jihadis use “a pickup truck as a mowing machine” in crowded locations.
Two histories of Isis hope to shed light on the crisis in the Middle East.
Why the Western-backed assault on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is failing.
The West has flirted with the dangerous idea that we should somehow accomodate or rehabilitate Bashar al-Assad. Yet nothing will change while he's in power.
British-born "Jihadi John" became one of the most iconic figures in Islamic State's propaganda output. But how did he become a terrorist - and what do we know about his victims?
Almost all of the recent terror attacks in Europe were carried out by our own people. So how can we stop another?
After more than five years of being bruised and bombed, Syrians are using the downturn in hostilities to reassert themselves – and the justness of their cause.
There is more to this than merely retaliation for the arrest of Salah Abdesalam, the Paris bomber who was captured four days ago.
This is not the first time IS has appeared to threaten Britain, but the appearance of Tower Bridge and Big Ben in its last video is particularly pointed.
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