SFS On Topic: Paris Attacks

(AP Photo/David Vincent)

(AP Photo/David Vincent)

SFS Faculty and Alumni discuss the recent terrorist attacks by ISIS in Paris.  This is a collection of those stories, which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves.



ISIS, ISIL and Daesh: What’s the difference and why it matters

Jonathan Brown and Rochelle Davis on WKRG News5, November 21, 2015


Islamic State Tactics Shift, Borrowing from al Qaeda

Bruce Hoffman quoted in The Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2015


For the Islamic State, paroxysms of violence portends apocalypse

Daniel Byman quoted in The Washington Post, November 16, 2015


Paris Attacks Spark Calls for Heightened War on ISIS, but Defeating Islamic State Won’t Be So Simple

Daniel Byman quoted in International Business Times, November 16, 2015


The Attacks in Paris and Options to Combat Terrorism

Bruce Hoffman on The Diane Rehm Show, November 16, 2015


Experts: Too much focus on ISIS in Syrian Conflict

Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack quoted in Military Times, November 16, 2015


What do the Paris Attacks tell us about foreign fighters?

Daniel Byman for The Washington Post, November 16, 2015


Obama ponders his options against ISIL

Kenneth Pollack quoted in Politico, November 16, 2015


Daniel Byman on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry radio show, November 16, 2015


After Paris, a Grim New Reality in the Terror War

Bruce Hoffman quote for Foreign Policy, November 15, 2015


ISIS’ Big Mistake: Why Going Global Might End Badly

Daniel Byman for Foreign Affairs, November 15, 2015


Paris Terror Attacks May Prompt More Aggressive U.S. Strategy on ISIS

Bruce Hoffman quoted in The New York Times, November 14, 2015


Five Things to Know about the Paris Attack

Daniel Byman for Slate, November 14, 2015


How the Paris attacks combined more than a decade of terrorist attacks in one night

Bruce Hoffman quoted in The Washington Post, November 14, 2015


Bruce Hoffman on NPR, November 13, 2015


Political Response to Paris Attacks

Meet the refugees that Alabama would turn away

Ava Leone, MAAS’11, for The Huntsville Times, November 19, 2015


U.S. Politicians’ Fears Are a Terrible Reason to Refuse Refugees

Susan Martin for Fortune, November 19, 2015


Syrians in America: How Safe is the U.S. Refugee Program?

Rochelle Davis quoted for NBCNews, November 19, 2015


Posing as refugees not easiest path to U.S for Islamic State operatives

Rochelle Davis quoted in McClatchyDC, November 19, 2015


Turning Away Refugees Won’t Fight Terrorism. It Might Make it Worse

Rochelle Davis quoted in Wired Magazine, November 17, 2015


Republicans Hope Blame for Paris Attacks Sticks to Clinton

Robert Lieber quoted in Roll Call, November 17, 2015


Paris Attacks Complicate Hillary Clinton’s Alignment with Obama

Dennis Ross and Paul Pillar quoted in The New York Times, November 17, 2015


The Real Extremist: Alabama Poses a Greater Threat to Syrian Refugees Than Those Refugees Pose to Alabama

Daniel Byman quoted in Slate, November 16, 2015


Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’ to the United States?

Anthony Clark Arend quoted in PolitiFact, November 16, 2015


ISIS Is Not Waging a War Against Western Civilization: A Primer for Marco Rubio

Daniel Byman quoted in The Atlantic, November 15, 2015