Terrorism

Feature

The Driver

An exclusive look inside the mysterious death and life of the world's most dangerous terrorist not named Osama bin Laden.

Mark Perry |

Putinology

They Were 'Gentle, Loving, and Tender, Like Girls'

A conversation with the mother of the Tsarnaevs.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Brief Interviews with Hideous Terrorists

What it's like to sit and talk with jihadists, neo-Nazis, and lone-wolf killers.

Jessica Stern |

Argument

Did the FBI Bungle the Tsarnaev Case?

What the bureau can and can't do on American soil.

David Gomez |

Argument

Bottom of the Barrel

Today's terrorists aren't "sophisticated." They're stupider than ever. 

Max Abrahms |

Micah Zenko

What Is the Why

Does it really matter what motivated the Boston bombers? 

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Inspiration Inflation

We're all to blame for giving al Qaeda's magazine more credit than it's due.

J.M. Berger |

Rational Security

Small Cells vs. Big Data

Can information dominance crush terrorism?

John Arquilla |

Argument

Boston's Jihadist Past

Long before the marathon bombing, Islamists in Massachusetts were helping militants in Chechnya.

J.M. Berger |

Dispatch

From Bishkek to Boston

A brief history of the Chechen diaspora, Islamic radicalism, and the possible link to the Boston bombing suspects.

Eugene Huskey |

The List

The Stories You Missed

What happened around the world while the world was watching Boston.

J. Dana Stuster |

Putinology

The Invisible War

Russians weren't paying much attention to their own war on terror. But that was before the attacks in Boston.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Boston Common

Can the marathon bombing resuscitate U.S.-Russian counterterror efforts?

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

Displaced

What happened to the people who fled the terror in Chechnya.

Joshua Foust |

Argument

Forget What You Think You Know

Would we even recognize an al Qaeda attack if we saw one?

Andrew Liepman |

By Other Means

Keep Calm and Shut the Bleep Up

Dear Americans, stop patting yourselves on the back for 'not letting the terrorists win.'

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

An Army of One

What makes lone-wolf terrorists so dangerous?

Jeffrey D. Simon |

Argument

Mostly Quiet on the Western Front

Why isn’t terrorism in the United States a whole lot more frequent?

David H. Schanzer |

Argument

A Few Bad Men

Why America doesn’t really have a terrorism problem.

Max Abrahms |

Argument

Stay the Hand of Vengeance

From Guantánamo to Boston, why Americans have a dangerous tendency to overreact to terrorism.

Bruce Weinstein |

EXCERPT

Mrs. Ballarin's War

The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.

Mark Mazzetti |

Micah Zenko

An Inconvenient Truth

Finally, proof that the United States has lied in the drone wars.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Welcome to the Islamic State of Syria

Al Qaeda makes it official: The terror group is trying to extend its medieval rule from Baghdad to Damascus.

Brian Fishman |

Argument

A Weapon of Minor Destruction

How Eric Harroun, the American jihadist in Syria, was duped by the FBI into incriminating himself.

Robert Young Pelton |

Dispatch

Vive La France, Allahu Akbar

Islamic militants messed with the wrong city on Saturday night.

Matt Trevithick |

By Other Means

Let Them Go

Why John Brennan should give a passport and $10K to every Gitmo prisoner.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

The Appeal of the Courts

Actually, we've already figured out how to win the legal war on terrorism.

Phillip Carter |

Micah Zenko

This Is Not the Drone Debate We're Looking For

How Rand Paul and company are totally missing the point.

Micah Zenko |