Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany’s elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
The latest atrocity has targeted a much-loved German institution.
A festive decoration hangs from the truck that ploughed into the Christmas market in Berlin.
Attacks like the one in Berlin harm democracy because they spread fear and self-censorship among citizens.
Poor Angela Merkel. Given Germany’s history and her own cautious nature, it’s not been easy being the defacto leader of the European Union at the best of times. But these are far from the best of times…
Today’s violent extremists can draw inspiration from material online and through media coverage of sensational acts of violence.
We have become used to hearing stories of ‘increased chatter’ and ‘high alerts’ when it comes to terrorism. Doesn’t that mean intelligence agencies should know enough to prevent attacks?