Why would Islamic State attack Russia and what does this mean for the terrorism threat globally?

Burning Crocus City Hall concert venue on evening of 2024 Mar 22.  Courtesy of  EPA/VASILY PRUDNIKOV

By Chair in Global Islamic Politics, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation; Scholar-In-Residence Asia Society Australia, Deakin University
It appears almost certain the brutal assault on a Russian crowd settling down to watch a rock concert in Moscow on Friday night was an Islamist terrorist attack.

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