The Sun Also Rises

State of emergency in France

By Benjamin Tallis

However, as so often when responding quickly, perhaps even hastily to acts of political violence or terrorism, the effectiveness of these measures is uncertain. Much of the ‘security’ they purport to provide is an illusion that can actually make things worse and so they cannot be a substitute for deeper engagements with the underlying issues.

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Benjamin Tallis works as Co-ordinator of the Centre for European Security at the Institute of International Relations  Prague. He is Editor-in-Chief of New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations.