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Revenge attacks by pro-ISIS groups ‘very likely’ after Baghdadi killing – analyst

Oct 28, 2019 - 7:31 PM

The death of ISIS' top leader in the Middle East may shift extremists' attention closer to home as they try to avenge his death and assert their influence, says leading terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna

TERRORIST KILLED. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on July 5, 2014 by al-Furqan Media allegedly shows the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, addressing worshippers at a mosque in the ISIS-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Al-Furqan Media/Handout/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Global threat forecast 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Harnessing both the physical and virtual space, ISIS continues to present an enduring threat worldwide

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, March 19-25, 2018

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

'Governments crawling, ISIS sprinting on social media' – expert

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'The Islamic State has shrunk in the physical space, but in the cyberspace, it is still very capable,' says terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna on Rappler Talk

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 12-18, 2018

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Must-watch videos this week

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on global security, threats in Southeast Asia

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Maria Ressa talks to terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna

'PH failed to detect signs that led to Marawi' – expert

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The Marawi crisis 'is a failure of government to act based on sound and timely intelligence,' terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna says

MARAWI CRISIS. Smoke billows from houses after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on terrorist positions in Marawi City on September 17, 2017. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/AFP

ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

Jul 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists say terrorism experts who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, May 22-28, 2017

May 28, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Must watch videos from this week

ANOTHER FIRE. Black smoke billows from burning houses near the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol in Marawi. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

May 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Watch our interview with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna live

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert

May 08, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan

LOCKDOWN. Police cordon off the blast site after the explosions.

ISIS behind Basilan killings, says terror expert

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:29 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The gun battle that killed at least 18 soldiers in Basilan over the weekend is the handiwork of ISIS its first major attack in the Philippines according to Rohan Gunaratna

THE FALLEN. Flag-draped coffins containing the bodies of the 18 soldiers killed in an encounter with Abu Sayyaf bandits are pictured at the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) headquarters in Zamboanga City, April 10, 2016. Photo via Richard Falcatan

Experts warn PH: Don’t underestimate ISIS

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Exclusive: In the age of ISIS and lone wolf attacks is it even helpful to distinguish between what are ISIS directed and ISIS inspired activities?

ISIS to declare a province in Mindanao?

Jan 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM

EXCLUSIVE: New video released on January 4 2016 shows consolidation of extremist groups pledging allegiance to ISIS in the Philippines

4 hal yang perlu kamu tahu tentang ISIS di Indonesia

Nov 23, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Pusat rekrutmen ISIS di Asia Tenggara adalah Indonesia Dan mengapa kaum wanita lebih tertarik bergabung dengan ISIS sekarang?

4 things you need to know about ISIS in Indonesia

Nov 23, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The threat posed by ISIS in Southeast Asia is comparatively small but real and it has the potential to become larger if not addressed properly ISIS reinvigorated existing terror networks in the region

US on ISIS: ‘Watch social media, counter the message’

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Social media after all can push ‘lone wolves’ to launch terror attacks US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg tells Rappler

FIGHTING ISIS. Participants hold placards during an anti-ISIS demonstration in the center of The Hague, Netherlands, on June 29, 2014, to protest against the violence of the terrorist group. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Q&A: ISIS in Southeast Asia

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Al Qaeda is a kindergarten group compared to ISIS and it has a significant and growing presence in Southeast Asia says Gunaratna

Does Indonesia need stronger laws to combat ISIS?

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:11 PM

And will that pose dangers to Indonesian democracy?

Q&A: What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370?

Mar 09, 2014 - 7:49 PM

Regional authorities investigators and industry experts are mulling several scenarios that led to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Malaysian authorities during search and rescue operations in the city of Terengganu on the eastern coast of peninsula Malaysia. Photo by AFP

Rappler Newscast | April 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013 - 8:51 PM

A manhunt for suspect no 2 in the Boston bombings continues after one suspect is killed in a shootout with police | Terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna says the Boston bombings is an intelligence failure | President Aquino supports Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes on airtime limits for political ads

Boston bombings and the threats ahead

Apr 19, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Rappler speaks with international terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna on the Boston Marathon bombings

HIGHLIGHTS: ISMA Security Conference 2012

Jun 25, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Maria Ressa live blogs the speech of Rohan Gunaratna on the global state of terrorism

Rohan Gunaratna: One year after Bin Laden's death

Apr 30, 2012 - 8:37 AM

The world s leading expert on terrorism Rohan Gunaratna talks about the evolving threats post Bin Laden era