November 16th, 2015

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France: where to?

Now that the dust has settled somewhat in Paris, the question is, what next? First, although shocking, the attacks were not entirely surprising. Many French citizens had joined the jihad in Syria. And the attack on Charlie Hebdo showed that there's a sustained risk of terrorist actions in the heart of Europe.

The important question is if the attacks were entirely home-bred, or the attackers had received instructions and support from abroad. The current influx of refugees into Europe is mainly from Syria and Iraq, which also underlines the risk that jihadist groups could have already infiltrated the EU using the chaos of the mass refugee flood.

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