Rethinking Incarceration: Europe’s Jihadist Incubators

August 10, 2017

Jailing returning jihadists among the general prison population presents a worrying source of radicalization in Europe. On July 26, a German court sentenced Sven Lau, a known recruiter of foreign fighters, to more than five years in prison. One immediate concern following the continued loss of...

Swap Kim Kardashian With Amnesty International, Please

January 21, 2015

Public obsession with celebrity culture diverts attention from tragedies worldwide. The Internet was set aflame earlier this month — not by Kim Kardashian, but by three days of terror that brought France to a standstill. Seventeen people lost their lives over the actions of the Kouachi...

Has Europe Failed to Integrate Muslims?

January 18, 2015

European minorities and majorities are moving away from each other on matters of social cohesion and identity politics. US President Barack Obama recently chastised British Prime Minister David Cameron about the failure of Europe to “integrate” its Muslims in the way the United States has...

Europe Remains at Risk of Further Terrorist Attacks

January 17, 2015

Due to limited resources for intelligence services, European cities will remain vulnerable and further attacks are highly likely to occur. The attacks in Paris are the latest reminder of European cities’ vulnerability to terrorism. The style and duration of the attacks highlight the high...

Separating Fact From Fiction in Paris

January 13, 2015

The jihadist assaults in Paris on Charlie Hebdo have sparked allegations of a failure by French intelligence and security agencies. The attacks in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, as well as two French police officers, have prompted analysts and the media...

Who Orchestrated the Terrorist Attacks in France?

January 13, 2015

France has witnessed its deadliest attack in decades, but who orchestrated it? Background On January 7, the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine infamous for its controversial depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, was attacked by armed terrorists. After killing 12...

How Should Europeans Respond to the Paris Attacks?

January 10, 2015

Europe should unite around its values of tolerance and individual freedom to counter radicalism. On January 7, gunmen attacked the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, including two police officers. The incident was the most devastating act of terrorism in...