Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) flags flutter in the village of Sulaiman Bek — located between the capital Baghdad and the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk — last year during an operation to repel Sunni militants who took control of nearby areas.

Tracking terror funding enters a new era

Nov 19, 2015
With ISIS and others shunning the global financial system, the job is a challenge.
Posted In: isis, Paris attacks, terror financing

On the ground in Paris

Nov 16, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks with Marketplace's Stephen Beard, who reports from Paris.
Posted In: Paris attacks, isis, terrorism
 An Islamic State flag flies in the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad as it is pictured from the Turkish border town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015.

Where ISIS gets its money

Nov 16, 2015
The group raises most of its funds from the territories it controls.
Posted In: isis, Paris attacks, counterterrorism, oil smuggling, antiquities

How can Russia afford these airstrikes in Syria?

Oct 1, 2015
They won't break the bank, but boots on the ground might.
Posted In: Russia, isis, syria

The cost of keeping social media sites in check

Mar 16, 2015
Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter to censor everything from trolls (which can really hurt engagement) to ISIS.
Posted In: social media, online bullying, isis, Facebook

Charting Japan's road to recession

Nov 17, 2014
Here's what we're reading - and the numbers we're watching- Monday morning.
Posted In: Japan, recession, 2012 election, isis
The new ISIS currency.

It won't be easy for ISIS to create its own currency

Nov 14, 2014
Establishing a gold-and-silver system creates problems in a modern global economy.
Posted In: coins, gold, isis, currency
United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and President Barack Obama cover their hearts during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner during Gates' Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at the Pentagon June 30, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.

Robert Gates: 'We have to be more engaged' in Iraq

Nov 7, 2014
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on why ground forces should stay small.
Posted In: Iraq, Robert Gates, isis

Life under ISIS rule

Oct 3, 2014
Iraqi Saed Toma Sliwa tells us what life is like under ISIS rule.
Posted In: Iraq, isis, international

Verizon blocks Google Wallet app

Dec 6, 2011
NFC battle: ON.
Posted In: Verizon, Google, Galaxy Nexus, isis, T-Mobile, AT&T