A 25-year-old graduate student went undercover, yielding captivating footage of extremists—and a moral dilemma.
One of the great joys of an eclipse is when it pushes you out of your way.
The biggest concern is what happens when they come back home.
There is plenty of reason to be confident that if ISIS could reliably and easily make a dirty bomb, they would do so.
Once, for five days, I found out.
The intolerance of the president’s Riyadh speech was the intolerance sanctioned by the other Gulf states: anti-Shiism, with frankly sectarian overtones.
Richard Spencer is a troll and an icon for white supremacists. He was also my high-school classmate.
Making sense of Trump’s White House invitation to the Philippine president
The White House counterterrorism adviser is so misguided in so many ways that some are reluctant to acknowledge when he has a point.
The countries likely affected are not those whose nationals have actually perpetrated the most ghastly attacks on Western targets.
The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.
The Texan jihadi's name differs, subtly, from the Islamic State's new spokesman's.
John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the story of his long and troubling journey.
As ISIS faces defeat in Mosul, its leader breaks a long silence to urge a fight to the death.
Is Rome really ISIS’s “ultimate trophy”?
As long as people interpret texts literally, religion will be a source of conflict.
A survey of reactions to The Atlantic's cover story—from think tanks to jihadist Twitter
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right?