Paris attack: What does it mean for French presidential elections?

The conventional wisdom says that attacks like the one that occurred last night in Paris could help far-right in the elections, in France it could help Marine Le Pen. Do you agree, or do you see it somehow differently, and why? Read few comments.

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North Korea: Will tensions escalate to conflict?

Syria strike was also a message to North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Do you find somehow realistic that the US could attack North Korea and how would Pyongyang react? Read feaw comments.

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Schengen border checks are changing. Why?

From April 7 procedures change on Schengen borders as border police will check travel documents of all persons, including EU citizens.How necessary do you find this measure especially from the security point of view? Read few comments.

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Brexit: Britain-EU security and defense cooperation will (somehow) continue

Britain is leaving the EU, but of course stays in NATO. But what kind of impact Brexit may have on UK-EU defence and military relations especially taking into account possible deeper EU defence integration? Read few comments.

British and Estonian soldiers. Credit: army.mod.uk

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NATO-Russia Council meets again, but the progress is little

Last meeting of NATO-Russia Council took place in December 2016 and today there is another one. So it seems at least the frequency of those meeting is higher. How do you read this, is something changing in NATO-Russia relations or not much, and why?  Read few comments.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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London attack as “trophy” attack?

Although with a devastated effect (5 dead, at least 40 injured) in terms of used means (car, knife) the London attack was somehow primitive. But interestingly it seems it aimed at Westminster. Do you think that Western political symbols and even politicians may become more frequents targets for Islamist radicals (it seems the perpetrator was one of them) as before or not, and why? Read few comments.

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Have Syrian war and refugee crisis highlighted existing problems in Lebanon?

With more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, compounded with other refugee communities, Lebanon is the country with the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide.

He was the best in his class. 17-year old Syrian Hozaifa is now paraplegic after bombing and lives as refugee in Beqaa, Lebanon. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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