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Europe Security

Terrorism in Europe has actually decreased

Events in Brussels and Paris have not cost Europe its innocence. Indeed more people died from terrorism in Europe between 1970-1986 than from 2000-2016. After the attacks in Brussels and

Europe Security

One year after Charlie Hebdo, is France adequately addressing homegrown terror?

2015 was a devastating year for France. On January 11, two terrorists attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 17 people. “Je suis Charlie” was raised as a rallying cry

Europe International Security

Why terrorism is not an effective political strategy

Terrorism often works. Extremist organizations such as al-Qaeda, Hamas, and the Tamil Tigers engage in terrorism because it frequently delivers the desired response. However, with its reliance on basic psychology,

Europe

The Paris fidayin attacks

Since at least 2007, the probability of a kinetic, multi-phased, small cadre attack against a major Western metropolis has crystallized. The terrorist attacks in Paris — a smacking sequel to the

Europe Security

France’s war on terror may overextend its resources

With France in open war with the Islamic State after the November 13th attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead, its commitments and ability to credibly fulfill them is

Europe Security

Four political risks following the terror attacks in Paris

The tragic terror attacks in Paris on November 13th bring simmering local and regional political risks to a boil.  When calling Friday’s terrorist attacks in the French capital an act

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will Al-Qaeda groups cooperate with Islamic State?

The terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris from January 7th to January 9th have shocked Europe and the world. These attacks bore a specificity that underscores a new tendency in