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Responding to the “lone-wolf” threat in Western Europe

Starting with the 2012 France attack, single-assailant terrorist attacks have increasingly come to define the security environment in Western Europe.

Europe Security

Belgium’s evolving terror threat

A year after the deadly terrorist attacks that hit Brussels, Belgium, radicalized Islamist militants continue threaten the country.

Europe Politics

Wallonia’s “no” to CETA is a warning against scattered regionalism

CETA is an example of the dangers the EU faces in remodelling its processes and making them more inclusive in order to better connect with citizens.

Europe Security

Why does Belgium breed terrorists?

The past weeks have unveiled a new face of Belgium. On the 18th of March, the Paris attacks’ mastermind, Salah Abdelslam, was arrested in Molenbeek. Three days later, Brussels was

Europe Security

Brussels under attack: what’s next?

Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels are the worst terrorist attacks experienced by the country and are likely to have far-reaching socio-economic impacts on top of the ongoing security operations. On Tuesday

Europe Security

An Assessment of the terrorist threat in Brussels and Paris

The capture of Salah Abdeslam followed a week of anti-terrorist operations that underscored the elevated terrorist threat that continues to negatively impact Paris and Brussels security environments. Since the deadly

Europe Politics

Labeled a model for the EU, Ireland goes to the polls

The next Irish general election will probably see the current leader re-elected. But the potential for intense coalition negotiations is here and Ireland is set to move slightly away from

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

ASEAN Summit in California. Fed bankers speak. Brussels Summit covers Brexit and refugees. Uganda’s elections to continue decades of rule. U.S. campaigns heat up. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. ASEAN

Europe Politics

Italy’s risky outlook for 2016

The gap is widening between Rome and Brussels. The reasons are both diverging interests and increasing domestic pressure on the government. But how far will this fight go in 2016?

Europe Politics

Poland challenges EU values, but don’t expect sanctions

The European Union is initiating action against Warsaw’s recent breach of the rule of law. Brussels is unlikely to sanction the Polish government, but this clash reflects growing disparities between