Al-Qaeda vs. Islamic State: A fierce competition?

How important for the jihadi movement do you find Al-Qaeda – Islamic state competition? Is the competition from your point of view really visible and where this could lead? Read few comments.

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The rapid grown of anti-Muslim prejudice is alarming, as is the resurgence of anti-Semitism

There is no doubt that the attack on Charlie Hebdo will trigger and triggers more debate about the immigration and Islam, but we have also seen attacks om Jewish targets in Europe in the recent past. How big do you think is the danger of on one hand a growing islamophobia and on the other hang a growing antisemitism in Europe? So basically how big is the danger Europe will become increasingly intolerant, and if this danger exists how to counter it? Read few comments.

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Leaders gather in Paris for unity march. But what does it mean for EU politics?

Many European leaders and politicians attend unity march in Paris after the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. It is an important gesture, but what do you expect from Europe, from the EU in terms of real steps, would you say this attack could influence European politics and society somehow profoundly? Read few comments.

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Terrorism in Europe: What’s (probably) next after the attack on Charlie Hebdo

I know we should be careful to conclude anything at this stage, but what do you make out of these attacks in France? From your point of view, do you see an indication that this could be a bigger terrorist operation linked to AQAP (ISIS, maybe)., perhaps even a sleeper cell (could they be more)? Read few comments.

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We are not all Charlie

It seems that both IS and al-Qaeda have praised the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Though we do not know for sure if the attacker have some contacts with bigger terrorist networks, would you say jihadist groups could somehow use this attack for their propaganda, for recruiting? For us the message of the attack is “Je suis Charlie” and that the attack for also an attack on freedom of expression, but what is the message of the attack for the extremists? Read few comments.

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Oil price and the world of international politics in 2015

It seems that the oil prices were relatively prominent in influencing the world politics (Russia, Venezuela…), especially in the last couple of months. I know we do not have a crystal ball, but would you say it may continue and what kind of impact do you expect? Or maybe you think it won’t continue, and why? Read few comments.

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Is Sony hack a sign of normality?

Releasing emails from Sony hack is first of all a criminal activity, but this scandal has also some political connotations as it seems North Korea might be behind it and Sony has decided not to release The Interview movie. So it seems that the massive attack on a soft target brought some gains to attackers. Regarding this how would you describe what is happening. Is it just cyber crime or some sort of political cyber terrorism, and why? Read few comments.

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