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The truck that ran into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Was the Nice attacker really an IS ‘lone wolf’?

IS claims of responsibility for the Nice attack shouldn't be taken seriously until there's more proof cementing the connection.
Nice, France July 15 2016. Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Nice attack: France’s social fabric frays

France’s military forces are evident at every tourist site in Paris. The question of how to guard against terrorist violence remains one of the insoluble problems of modern western societies.
Though eventually shot dead, the Nice attacker managed to exact a dreadful toll primarily through use of a vehicle. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Nice attack: how vulnerable are we to ‘low-tech terror’?

The Nice attack shows what dreadful impact can be caused by the use of an innocuously familiar part of modern life – a motor vehicle.
Apart from the many, densely packed strangers readily available for slaughter, there was the added symbolism of the day itself. EPA/Olivier Aringo

The Nice attack and the corrosive effects of anxiety

With the Nice attack and other terrorist events continuing to occur, the freedoms built on trust and confidence may not be sustainable.
The French flag flies over flowers, candles and messages in tribute to victims outside the Le Carillon restaurant a week after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France last November. Charles Platiau/Reuters

When fear is a weapon: how terror attacks influence mental health

It is probably not a surprise that a terror attack can have a major impact on people's mental health. But what sort of effects are common, and how long do they last?

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