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A Clash of Civilizations?

Islamic extremism is no longer bred in distant parts of the globe, but grown in cities and neighborhoods throughout Europe. Its foothold in countries like Germany, France and the UK signal questions about integration, radicalization and national policies on the War on Terror.

German UN Envoy on Islamic State's Rise: 'We Simply Can't Give Up on Libya'

German UN Envoy on Islamic State's Rise: 'We Simply Can't Give Up on Libya'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 04, 2016

With the situation rapidly deteriorating in Libya, the UN's special representative to the country, Martin Kobler of Germany, is pushing for a unity government in a last-ditch effort to halt the Islamic State's march there. He warns that time is running out. Interview Conducted By Juliane von Mittelstaedt more... Comment ]

Terror Expert Charles Lister: 'Islamic State Is a Convenient Obsession'

Terror Expert Charles Lister: 'Islamic State Is a Convenient Obsession'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2016

British-American terror expert Charles Lister believes that al-Qaida ally Jabhat al-Nusra is more dangerous than Islamic State. In an interview, he warns that most Syrian rebel groups will abort the peace process should Bashar Assad remain in power. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Back from the 'Caliphate': Returnee Says IS Recruiting for Terror Attacks in Germany

Back from the 'Caliphate': Returnee Says IS Recruiting for Terror Attacks in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 16, 2015

Islamist extremist Harry S. wasn't in Syria for long. But during his stay there, he claims, Islamic State leaders repeatedly tried to recruit him to commit terror attacks in Germany. Security officials believe he could be telling the truth. By Hubert Gude and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt 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 ]

Rational Monster: How Terror Fits into Islamic State's Plan

Rational Monster: How Terror Fits into Islamic State's Plan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2015

Analysts falsely believed Islamic State was too weak to carry out terror attacks abroad.  But IS views terror as a means to an end -- and will launch attacks as long as they continue to serve its broader strategy. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2015

Ben Rhodes, US President Barack Obama's deputy national security advisor, discusses the similarities between the Paris attacks and 9/11, the security risk posed by the refugee crisis and why the US won't send ground troops to Syria. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark 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 ]

Menace in Brussels: Belgium Has Become Center of European Terror

Menace in Brussels: Belgium Has Become Center of European Terror

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2015

With 19 municipal mayors and six different police authorities, Brussels is a tangle of bureaucracy. It's also home to the suspected perpetrators behind Friday's Paris attacks. The failure of Belgian authorities has become a security problem for all of Europe. By Markus Becker and Jörg Diehl in Brussels more... Comment ]