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To Protect Our Open Societies, We Must Not Close Them

Nov 19, 2015
The tensions and tradeoffs between security and openness are particularly stark in the wake of the Paris attacks, but conflating migration with terrorism inflicts further damage on the open societies that terrorists choose to target.

With Little at Stake in Paris, China Preaches Peace from the Sidelines

Nov 19, 2015
China’s sympathetic response toward the Paris attacks is tempered by its reluctance to engage more closely in Middle Eastern affairs, but longer-term political and economic considerations may complicate its policy of noninvolvement.

The ISIS Primer

Nov 19, 2015

Wilson Center NOW Preview: Are the Paris Attacks a “Game-Changer?”

Nov 18, 2015
Are the Paris attacks a “game-changer?” The Wilson Center's Aaron David Miller provides analysis.

The Lessons of Post-9/11 Border Management

Nov 18, 2015
Although the initial response to acts of terrorism often focuses on the perceived vulnerability of border crossings, recent advances in border management technology and policies can mitigate threats while allowing a relatively free flow of people, goods, and capital.