Charlie Hebdo Attacks of January 2015
Bowen, John, et al. "Forum: France After Charlie Hebdo," Boston Review, 3 Mar 2015.
Davis, Muriam Haleh, "'A Distinctly French Universalism': Translating Laïcité After Charlie," Jadaliyya, 26 Jan 2015.
Goldhammer, Arthur. "Let's not Sacralize Charlie Hebdo," Al-Jazeera, 27 Jan 2015.
"Je Suis Musulman: European Muslims after Charlie Hebdo." Special feature of CritCom Forum, 11 Aug 2015.
Katz, Ethan. "The Multi-Ethnic France That is Under Attack," Marginalia, 17 Feb 2015.
Katz, Ethan and Maud Mandel. "Strange Journey: A Reply to Schmuel Trigano," Jewish Review of Books, Summer 2015.
Lilla, Mark. "France on Fire," New York Review of Books, 5 Mar 2015.
Lilla, Mark. "France: A Strange Defeat." Review of Éric Zemmour, Le Suicide français. New York Review of Books, 19 Mar 2015.
Walton, Charles. "When 'Free Speech' Becomes a Kind of Fundamentalism," The Conversation, 8 Jan 2015.
"L'Apero de Gerard Biard," [Editor-in-Chief], Charlie Hebdo, 14 January 2015, (p. 2-3) [Sarah Hanley translation].
Writing in wake of the assassination of twelve targeted cartoonists and five bystanders about the need to solve "grave" social and political issues in France, Gerard Biard states as follows in Charlie Hebdo. "Fortunately there exist several tools to try and solve these serious problems, but they are all ineffective if one is missing: [that is] laicite [secularism]. Not laicite positive, not laicite inclusive, not laicite-je-ne-sais-quo, [but] laicite period. It alone permits, because it advocates universal rights, the exercise of equality, of liberty, of fraternity, of sorority. It alone permits full liberty of conscience, liberty that restrains...all religions when they leave the strictly private terrain in order to descend upon the political terrain. It alone permits, ironically, believers and others to live in peace." ..."The millions of anonymous persons, all the institutions, all the heads of State and of government, all the political personalities, intellectuals and mediators, all the religious dignitaries who, this week, have proclaimed "Je suis Charlie" must understand that this [slogan] also means "I am laicite [secularism]" (p. 3). [S.H. translation].
Responses to the Attacks
Byman, Daniel. "What do the Paris attacks tell us about foreign fighters?" Washington Post, 16 Nov 2015.
Byrnes, Melissa. "Solidarity and 'Je suis Paris,'" Lawyers, Guns & Money, 18 Nov 2015.
Byrnes, Melissa. "Saint-Denis, Solidarity, and Security," Lawyers, Guns & Money, 3 Dec 2015.
Campbell, Caroline. "A Postcard from Paris: Rejecting the Idea of 'Civilizational Crisis' after the Attacks of November 13," North Dakota Quarterly, 19 November 2015.
Chabal, Emile. "Hope and Clarity in Paris," The Hindu, 18 Nov 2015.
Cohen, Paul. "When Terror Strikes Urban Geographies of Hope," Spacing, 19 Nov 2015.
Coller, Ian. "Why Paris?" The Conversation, 16 Nov 2015.
Fredette, Jennifer. "The Islamic State's attacks on Paris were attacks on Muslims, too," Washington Post, 16 Nov 2015.
Howeidy, Amira. "Debating Islam after Paris," Ahram Online, 19 Nov 2015.
Hussey, Andrew. "After the Paris attacks, life goes on in the sleepless, grieving and edgy city," New Statesman, 18 November 2015.
Kian, Azadeh. "Some Thoughts on November 13 and After," MERIP Blog, 20 Nov 2015.
Murray-Miller, Gavin. "The Paris Attacks and France's Republican Tradition," History Today, 17 Nov 2015.
Packer, George. "French Muslims in a Time of War," The New Yorker (Daily Comment), 17 Nov 2015.
Serres, Thomas. "Terreur partout, humanité nulpart," Jadiliyya, 17 Nov 2015.
Serres, Thomas. "Terror Everywhere, Humanity Nowhere," Jadaliyya, 21 Nov 2015.
Surkis, Judith. "A Muslim Future to Come?" Review of Michel Houellebecq, Submission. Public Books, 18 Nov 2015.
Whitney, Susan. "Nous sommes tous des Parisiens: Reflections on the Paris Attacks," FASS Blog, 17 Nov 2015.
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Press Coverage and Public Discourse
Davis, Muriam Haleh. "A Moveable Feast? Reflections on the French Coverage of the Paris Attacks," Jadaliyya, 27 Nov 2015.
el Sarraj, Wassem. "From Paris to Palestine: The Psychology of Solidarity," Middle East Eye, 18 November 2015.
Humphries, Mark. "The Paris Attacks and the Abuse of History," Gorffennol. The Swansea University History and Classics Online Student Research Blog, 17 Nov 2015.
Vince, Natalya. "Dangerous Shortcuts: Paris Attacks and the War of Independence," Textures du temps, 22 Nov 2015.
State of Emergency Law
Anderson, Grey. "The French Emergency," Jacobin Magazine, 24 Nov 2015.
Goodman, Amy. "Thousands Defy Paris State of Emergency, Protest Ban to Sound the Alarm on Global Climate Crisis," Democracy Now, 30 November 2015.
Fontaine, Darcie. "Temporary Migrants or Permanent Immigrants: France's Long 'Migrant Crisis,'" The Reluctant Internationalists Blog: A History of Public Health and International Organizations, Movements and Experts in Twentieth-Century Europe, 16 Nov 2015.
Terrorism in France
Bourg, Julian. "Paris in Terror: France's Long History of Political Violence," Boston Review, 3 Dec 2015.
Millington, Chris. "Paris attacks: France has long been a target of extreme terror factions," The Conversation, 15 Nov 2015.
Alissa Rubin, “Comment vivre avec les traces des des attentats?”New York Times, 12 November 2016.
“Comment vivre avec les traces des des attentats?” France Culture, 14 March 2016.
Life for Paris, 13 novembre 2015, Association of Victims, Victims’ Families and Helpers of 13 November Attacks
The Broader European Context
"Can Europe Make It?", OpenDemocracy. Collecion of essays by a number of leading European intellectuals who offer perspectives from across Europe.
Ferguson, Niall. "Like the Roman Empire, Europe has let its defenses crumble," The Sunday Times (London), 15 Nov 2015.
Goebel, Michael. "Blame Games," OpenDemocracy, 19 Nov 2015.
Keohane, Daniel. "The Unbearable Lightness of European Defense," Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe, 24 November 2015.
Malik, Kenan. "Terrorism has come about in assimilationist France and also in multicultural Britain. Why is that?" The Guardian, 14 Nov 2015.
Unigwe, Chika, "The Near-Impossibility of Assimilation in Belgium," New York Times Magazine, 25 Nov 2015.
Lalami, Leila. "My Life as a Muslim in the West's Grey Zone," New York Times Magazine, 20 Nov 2015.
Pouchter, Jacob. "In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIS," Pew Research Center, 17 November 2015.
Middle East/Syria Conflict
Graeber, David. "Turkey Could Cut Off the Islamic State's Supply Lines. So Why Doesn't It?" Jadaliyya, 20 Nov 2015.
Klein, Ezra. "Syria's War: A 5-Minute Introduction," 14 October 2015
Üstündağ, Nazan. "New Wars and Autonomous Self-Defense," Jadiliyya, 18 Nov 2015.
Yaffa, Joshua. "Putin's Ambitions for the War Against ISIS," The New Yorker, 18 Nov 2015.
Zaretsky, Robert. "French Gaullists and the Last War," The American Conservative, November 18, 2015.
Atran, Scott and Nafees Hamid. "Paris: The War ISIS Wants," New York Review of Books, 16 Nov 2015.
Beauchamp, Zack. "ISIS, a history: How the World's Worst Terror Group Came to be," Vox World, 19 November 2015.
Cole, Juan. "Is Daesh/iSIL a modern Raiding Pirate state," Informed Comment, 16 Nov 2015.
Conway, Martin. "What is it about Molenbeek? The bit of Belgium that was a base for Paris terror attacks," The Conversation, 20 Nov 2015.
Daoud, Kamel. “Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It,” New York Times, 20 Nov 2015.
Hamid, Shadi. “Does ISIS really have nothing to do with Islam? Islamic apologetics carry serious risks,” Washington Post, 18 Nov 2015.
Hénin, Nicolas. “I was held hostage by ISIS. They fear our unity more than our airstrikes," The Guardian (London), 16 Nov 2015.
Lizza, Ryan. “ISIS, Terrorist Sanctuaries, and the Lessons of 9/11,” New Yorker, 19 Nov 2015.
McCoy, Terrence. "Camp Bucca: The US prison that became the birthplace of ISIS," The Independent (London), 4 November 2014.
McLaughlin, Jenna. "Was Iraq's Top Terrorist Radicalized at a US-Run Prison?" Mother Jones, 11 Jul 2014.
Mishra, Pankraj. “How to Think About Islamic State,” The Guardian, 24 Jul 2015.
"On ISIS," Middle East Report 45 no. 276 (Fall 2015)
Peace, Timothy. “Who becomes a terrorist, and why?" The Washington Post, 10 May 2016.
Peterson, Terrence. “ISIS Counts on Anger Over Paris to Advance Its Cause,” Huffington Post, 17 November 2015.
Reuter, Christoph. "The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State," Spiegel Online International, 18 April 2015.
Shatz, Adam. “Laptop Jihad,” review of Brynjar Lia, Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al-Qaida Strategist Abu Musab al-Suri, New York Review of Books, 30, no. 6, 20 Mar 2008.
Shatz, Adam. “Magical Thinking about ISIS,” London Review of Books, 37, no. 3, 3 Dec 2015.