France and Europe after November 13, 2015

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Brookings Mountain West


In the two and one half months after the Paris attacks, the worst ever staged in the French capital since World War II, France has reacted strongly by enhancing counter-terrorism actions and striking Daesh in Syria. Meanwhile, the people of Europe –who for the past year have been dealing with economic issues as well as the refugee crisis - are learning how to deal with a permanent terrorist risk in their daily lives. Almost all of them have now integrated terrorism as part of their daily routine, and are getting ready for a long, difficult fight involving defense efforts, intelligence and social cohesion. This lecture will explore how various nations and Europe as a whole, are meeting this challenge.


Daesh; Europe; France--Paris; Terrorism; Terrorism--Prevention


Defense and Security Studies | International and Area Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies


Phillipe Le Corre is a Foreign Policy Studies senior fellow and deputy director with the Brookings Institution. This public lecture, sponsored by Brookings Mountain West, was delivered on February 3, 2016, in Greenspun Hall, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Downloadable files associated with this event are: "France and Europe after November 13, 2015", mp4 file