Has Angela Merkel made German integration issues worse by letting in a million refugees?

Written by: Rakib Ehsan Sex attacks in Cologne and other German cities; an attempted suicide bombing in Ansbach; a train stabbing spree in Würzburg. These crimes have left a growing number of Germans thinking the previously unthinkable: that Chancellor Angela Merkel – one of the most reasoned, hard-headed, astute politicians of our times – had been…

Nice attack: when the mundane can be used for acts of terror, how do we protect people?

Written by: Hervé Borrion Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Such is the message of the terrorist attacks in Paris, London, Brussels, Istanbul, and now, apparently, Nice. A paradox in this contemporary problem is that, as security measures become increasingly sophisticated, the terrorist threat seems to evolve in the opposite direction: toward simplicity. The world was shocked 15 years…

The Nice attack and the corrosive effects of anxiety

  Representational Photo The sickening carnage in Nice has become all too familiar and seemingly impossible to counter. It is unclear exactly who carried out the attack or what their motives were at this stage. Various government ministers in France have been lining up to declare “war” on the perpetrators. But given the seemingly endless…