How the Brussels attacks affect the global fight against terror

22 March 2016

Lorenzo Vidino, EFD Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the Program on Extremism at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, is interviewed by PBS on the Brussels terror attacks.

Vidino explains that these attacks demonstrate a high level of sophistication and organisation under ISIS' direction and adds that, not only Belgium is particularly vulnerable to such security threats, but Europe as a whole is weak due to the lack of a common intelligence agency: "Terrorists don’t know borders. They go from one European country to the other. Law enforcement, intelligence are very much stuck within their own borders". Vidino concludes that the threat in Europe is much bigger than in the US, and that we should be prepared for more attacks.

The article is in English and can be read here.