On Friday, February 19, the Constitutional Council upheld two articles of the state-of-emergency law—meeting bans and warrantless searches—as constitutional. Separately, the French Parliament extended the state of emergency through the end of May.
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Colin Geraghty of Georgetown argues that the French government's response to the Paris attacks is moving in the wrong direction, playing into the narrative of the Islamic State and making the terrorism problem worse in the long-run.
In the wake of the horrific and devastating Paris terror attacks, we're at a pivotal moment, as Western governments are already lining up to authorize more invasive surveillance powers.
The French Parliament has extended the State of Emergency and amended the law in order to fight terrorism. What new powers did the government secure?
Jennifer Williams explores how, in light of the Paris attacks, analysts could have gotten it so wrong about ISIS.
Here's the video, which I am watching now:
Glenn Greenwald has seen the big picture in Paris: Someone, somewhere might think the Edward Snowden leaks had something to do with an attack to which our signals intelligence was blind. What do we know about encryption and Paris?
The people of France deserve a thorough and impartial investigation of why these attacks were not prevented.
Friday marks the first time that France has declared a nationwide state of emergency since the early 1960s.
In the wake of yesterday’s terrible Paris attacks, will France turn to NATO or the UN Security Council for support?