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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 ]

'Punching in the Dark': Why Islamic State Is Winning the Online War

'Punching in the Dark': Why Islamic State Is Winning the Online War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, authorities are becoming increasingly concerned about Islamic State's skillful use of the Internet. So far, however, European countermeasures have been frustratingly ineffective. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Abdelhamid Abaaoud's Death: Paris Terror Mastermind Also Visited Germany

Abdelhamid Abaaoud's Death: Paris Terror Mastermind Also Visited Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2015

SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind Friday's Paris terrorist attacks who was killed in a Wednesday police raid, also entered Germany multiple times. By Jörg Diehl more... Comment ]

The Paris Attacks: Murderous Hatred in the City of Love

The Paris Attacks: Murderous Hatred in the City of Love

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2015

The attacks hit Paris where it is most vulnerable, in those places where young people go to have fun. But they were aimed at all of us. What can we do to defend ourselves? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

New Clues in Paris Attacks: Authorities Identify Known French Islamist in Audio Message

New Clues in Paris Attacks: Authorities Identify Known French Islamist in Audio Message

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2015

Investigators have identified the speaker of an Islamic State audio message claiming responsibility for Friday's attacks. Information obtained by SPIEGEL indicates the man in question is a French. The lead reinforces theories the attack was likely been planned in Syria. By Matthias Gebauer, Jörg Schindler and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Paris Attacks: How Great Are the Terror Dangers Posed by Refugees?

Paris Attacks: How Great Are the Terror Dangers Posed by Refugees?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 16, 2015

It has now been confirmed that one of the Paris suicide bombers reached Europe disguised as a refugee. Security officials had long felt that such a scenario was unlikely. How big is the risk? By Jörg Diehl and Anna Reimann more... Comment ]

Terror in Europe: The Need to Protect Our Freedom

Terror in Europe: The Need to Protect Our Freedom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 16, 2015

What lessons can be drawn from the attacks in Paris? Simple answers will do little to help at the moment. What is needed is a new, Europe-wide security debate. A Commentary by Florian Harms more... Comment ]