In our new five-part special, VICE Founder Suroosh Alvi travels the world to investigate the origins and impact of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations: Al Qaeda in Yemen, Al Shabaab in Somalia, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan, and Islamic State in Iraq.
"Both sides of the war on terror see the universe as binary—good versus evil, us versus them—a view that's endlessly self reinforcing," says Alvi about the special. "It's been as bad for Islam as it has been for the world. The question I want to answer is how do we stop that cycle. I'm trying to understand the past 15 years—terrorism and the war on terror—and whether there's any end in sight."
TERROR. October 11.