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Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2016

The UN is trying to establish a unity government in Libya. But with competing governments, an expanding Islamic State and migrant smuggling as a primary source of income in the country, finding success will not be easy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers

EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2016

European Parliament is planning to eliminate the use of private firms for its chauffeur service following the discovery of Islamic State propaganda on two drivers in Brussels and Strasbourg. By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]

Sex Slave Legacy: The Children of Islamic State

Sex Slave Legacy: The Children of Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 14, 2016

Islamic State fighters are known to keep sex slaves. Although they usually force the women to use contraception, many still become pregnant with their rapists' babies. The women who manage to escape are left with deep emotional scars. By Katrin Kuntz and Maria Feck (Photos) more... Comment ]

Sharia Villages: Bosnia's Islamic State Problem

Sharia Villages: Bosnia's Islamic State Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 05, 2016

Radical Islamists have found a new refuge in Bosnia. They recruit fighters, promote jihad and preach a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam -- just across the border from the European Union. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Activating the Sleepers: Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

Activating the Sleepers: Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 29, 2016

Last week's attacks in Brussels show that Islamic State has built up a sophisticated network of terrorists that goes well beyond al-Qaida's capabilities. It is now able to strike using sleepers who have not yet been identified by security officials. By Christoph Reuter in Beirut more... Comment ]

Postcard from a Failed State? Attacks Cast Light on Belgium's State Crisis

Postcard from a Failed State? Attacks Cast Light on Belgium's State Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 25, 2016

With bombs set off in the airport and the subway system, the deadly Islamic State attacks on Brussels have struck the heart of the European Union. Belgium, once the nucleus of Europe, will now have to combat its reputation as a failed state. By SPIEGEL Staff 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 ]

Europe's Underbelly: Brussels Is the Ultimate Soft Target

Europe's Underbelly: Brussels Is the Ultimate Soft Target

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2016

The terrorists on Tuesday clearly wanted to target the heart of the European Union. But there was another reason they chose Brussels. Nowhere in Europe is it easier to plan and carry out a terrorist attack. A Commentary by Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]

Terror in Brussels: A Wounded City Searches for Answers

Terror in Brussels: A Wounded City Searches for Answers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2016

The attacks in Brussels have similarities to the assault on Paris last November. Investigators believe there may be a connection and think the Tuesday airport and subway bombings may be an act of revenge for the arrest of Salah Abdeslam. By Jörg Diehl more... Comment ]