On 30 November the Politics and International Relations Society at Swansea University held an event to discuss the domestic and international consequences of the Paris attacks. There was an excellent turnout with lots of students and staff. The panel included myself, Dr Luca Trenta, Dr Matthew Wall, and PhD students David Mair and Lloyd Hopkins. Topics discussed included:
Domestic consequences – the attacks in historical context; domestic political consequences and the impact on the 2017 French Presidential election.
International consequences – the French military, political and security responses to the attacks; the U.S. foreign policy response. ISIL, their origins, capabilities and future; the connection to Syria.
You can listen to a podcast of the panel discussion here: