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The terror in Nice and security across the EU

France is reeling from its third major attack in 19 months after a lone ter­rorist sped a truck into a crowd of people gath­ered to watch Bastille Day fire­works. The attack killed at least 84 people and injured more than 200 others. We asked North­eastern experts to ana­lyze these types of “lone wolf” ter­rorist attacks, the media’s use of graphic footage from the scene, and what the terror in Nice could mean for the Euro­pean Union’s secu­rity procedures.

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Faculty experts examine a range of issues in Brussels attacks

The hor­rific bomb­ings in Brus­sels on Tuesday have left another Euro­pean city reeling after a ter­rorist attack. In the after­math, we asked an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of fac­ulty mem­bers to offer insight into the events.

Welcome to Europe

3Qs: The Islamic State threat and its political impact

Ter­rorism the­o­rist Max Abrahms explains how the Islamic State group’s reach beyond its cen­tral­ized area should not come as a sur­prise, and nei­ther should its impact on pol­i­tics here in the U.S.


Northeastern experts analyze recent terror attacks abroad

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of five North­eastern fac­ulty experts reacted to and exam­ined last week’s terror attacks in Beirut and Paris at a panel dis­cus­sion Tuesday night.

11/17/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Steve Flynn speaks during a lecture on the aftermath of the Paris attacks in Renaissance Park on Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by: Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

3Qs: The Charleston massacre and domestic terrorism in America

Max Abrahms says the Charleston mas­sacre is an act of ter­rorism. Here, the ter­rorism the­o­rist and North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, explains why, and dis­cusses the dis­tinc­tion between hate crimes and terrorism.

Emanuel AME Church

Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks

Five North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers par­tic­i­pated in an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary forum exam­ining January’s attacks in Paris and their place in the larger con­text of con­flicts, ter­rorism, free speech, and inequality.

The Paris Attacks: A Northeastern University Forum

3Qs: The US response to ISIS

On Monday, the United States launched strategic airstrikes on ISIS tar­gets in parts of Syria and Iraq. It was a move Pres­i­dent Obama had no choice but to make, says assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Max Abrahms.

Max Abrahms

3Qs: How long can ISIS survive?

Max Abrahms, a ter­rorism the­o­rist and assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern, explains why the jihadist ter­rorist group may not have the ability to sus­tain itself much longer.

Max Abrahms

3Qs: Safety concerns in Sochi

Ter­ror­ists have both the will and a way” of attacking civil­ians at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, says Max Abrahms, a ter­rorism the­o­rist and assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence. Nev­er­the­less, he said, “Let the Games go on.”


Experts tackle Syria conflict and its global impact

At the panel dis­cus­sion, experts agreed that the type of solu­tion that ends the con­flict in Syria will play a major role in deter­mining the Middle East’s future.

Syria and the World

How politically effective is terrorism?

Many mil­i­tant groups con­tinue to use ter­rorism despite its polit­ical futility. Max Abrahms, a ter­rorism the­o­rist and newly appointed assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, explains why.

Max Abrahms

3Qs: The implications of an attack on Syria

On Wednesday, the Senate For­eign Rela­tions Com­mittee agreed on a res­o­lu­tion that would autho­rize a mil­i­tary strike on Syria within 90 days. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is asking Con­gress to support […]


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