In a recent interview with the French weekly magazine, L’Express, Jeremy Shapiro compared and contrasted the European and American strategies for fighting terrorism. He suggests that while Americans and Europeans generally understand the terrorist threat in similar ways, Europe seeks to manage the problem, while Americans tend to believe, that with enough concerted effort, terrorism, like slavery, can be essentially eliminated.
[On the shooting of two Indian computer engineers at a Kansas bar allegedly by a 51-year-old US navy veteran] “I don’t think it’s going to be business as usual, at least not for the next couple of years...We’ll certainly have to negotiate a lot of things in a very delicate manner.”
The future of the European security order
I couldn’t believe the extent to which there was a rise in nationalism [in Turkey], even among academics. [After 9/11] I felt intimidated intellectually, almost felt censured.