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'What If?': Daily Life in the Face of Terror

'What If?': Daily Life in the Face of Terror

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 26, 2016

When fears of terrorism creep into daily life, it changes a person. Once that feeling of security is lost, the improbable suddenly seems possible -- and that's how terrorism works. It depends on people losing sight of those odds. By Ullrich Fichtner in Paris more... Comment ]

Shooting Star: French Economics Minister Macron Means Business

Shooting Star: French Economics Minister Macron Means Business

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2016

Emmanuel Macron isn't afraid of telling it like it is -- he has called for reforms and criticized his own government. Many are pegging him as a possible successor to François Hollande. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Terror Expert Neumann: 'Even Germany Is Doing Too Little'

Terror Expert Neumann: 'Even Germany Is Doing Too Little'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 25, 2016

In an interview following the Brussels attacks, terrorism expert Peter Neumann discusses the growing threat in Europe. Data sharing between police and intelligence agencies must be vastly increased, he argues. Interview By Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]

The Path to Death: How EU Failures Helped Paris Terrorists Obtain Weapons

The Path to Death: How EU Failures Helped Paris Terrorists Obtain Weapons

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2016

Where did the weapons used in the 2015 terror attacks in Paris come from? Files from the ongoing investigation now make it possible to follow the trail. Years of EU shortcomings helped the firearms on their way. By Stefan Candea, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Jörg Schmitt, Andreas Ulrich and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

From the Banlieues to the Bataclan: A Trip on Samy Amimour's Bus Route

From the Banlieues to the Bataclan: A Trip on Samy Amimour's Bus Route

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 09, 2016

Day after day, Paris attacker Samy Amimour drove a bus through the city's notorious banlieues before murdering scores of people at the Bataclan concert venue. A journey through the area offers a full view of the stark contrasts and uncertainty that ail France today. By Alexander Smoltczyk and Maurice Weiss more... Comment ]

Paris Survivors: Healing the Scars of Bataclan

Paris Survivors: Healing the Scars of Bataclan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 16, 2016

Three months ago, a trio of Islamist terrorists stormed the Bataclan theater in Paris and slaughtered 90 people. Those who survived are still struggling to come to terms with what happened that night. By Julia Amalia Heyer and Petra Truckendanner more... Comment ]

The West's Dilemma: Why Assad Is Uninterested in Defeating Islamic State

The West's Dilemma: Why Assad Is Uninterested in Defeating Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2015

In the fight against Islamic State, the West is considering cooperating with the Syrian army. There's a hitch though: Assad's troops aren't just too weak to defeat IS -- they also have no interest in doing so. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Right Stuff: Marine Le Pen and the Growing Influence of Front National

The Right Stuff: Marine Le Pen and the Growing Influence of Front National

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2015

Marine Le Pen has managed to pull the Front National from the extremist fringe into the political center. The right-wing populists could even emerge as France's strongest party in upcoming regional elections. But the real prize is in 2017. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Europe's Jihadists: What the Paris Attacks Tell Us about IS Strategy

Europe's Jihadists: What the Paris Attacks Tell Us about IS Strategy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2015

The biographies of those behind the Paris attacks offer deep insight into the structures and organization of Islamic State in Europe. And they confirm what experts have long warned about: The new jihadists have our cities in their sights. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Answer to Terror: We Need Determination, Not Saber Rattling

The Answer to Terror: We Need Determination, Not Saber Rattling

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2015

The Paris terrorist attacks present a threat to Europe, but the martial rhetoric that has resulted is overwrought. Sobriety and determination should be our approach -- and forming a broad anti-IS alliance, even with uncomfortable partners. An Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]