France’s newly elected president François Hollande, vowing to change how Europe tackles its debt crisis. Justin Vaïsse, director of research for the Center on the United States and Europe, discusses the impact of France’s new leader on relations with Germany and the U.S. and how European pushback against austerity measures can influence the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
ISIS is also keen to target Italy now because it’s one of the few major European countries it hasn’t yet struck. They’re hoping to inspire violence there so that they can say, in effect, 'we’ve already attacked your capitals in London, in Paris, and in Barcelona, and now we’ve attacked Rome. There’s nowhere we can’t reach.'