Islamic State Label Gives Legitimacy to Violence

August 04, 2016

The so-called Islamic State has become a label that actors and individuals can fall back on for personal and strategic reasons. While some were announcing the imminent death of the self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State’s (IS) terrorism agenda was not only stepped up,...

Terror in Nice Raises More Questions Than Answers

July 15, 2016

The southern French city of Nice has become the latest victim of terrorism. Terror has struck France yet again. On July 14, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old of Tunisian origin, drove a truck approximately 2 kilometers through large crowds of people who were celebrating Bastille Day in...

Tragedy in Nice is France’s Mandate for War

July 15, 2016

It is time for the French government to consider all options to confronting terrorism. The war seems lost. What happened on the French Cote d’Azur on Bastille Day—the day that sparked the French Revolution and the formation of a Republic based on liberty and freedom—seems to highlight...