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FORTUNE MAGAZINE: Iran’s Startup Spring

By |May 1st, 2016|

As sanctions are lifted, can a burst of entrepreneurship succeed—and even transform the nation? By Vivienne Walt ~ TEHRAN  The sun is streaming through the windows of a loft-like office where a half-dozen young tech entrepreneurs huddle over their MacBooks in sweatshirts and sneakers. They’re putting the finishing touches to PowerPoint presentations in [...]

OPC: Europe Under Attack: How Paris Changed Us

By |April 18th, 2016|

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  Friday, November 13, 2015 was a strangely balmy night in Paris, the kind that makes visitors fall in love with the city. People spilled out of the cafés, winding down the workweek over glasses of wine, their chatter and laughter creating a soft hubbub on the streets, as pedestrians [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Europe’s Terror Fears Won’t End With the Arrests of the Likely Last Paris and Brussels Attackers

By |April 8th, 2016|

The capture of Mohamed Abrini and Osama Krayem is a major win for terror investigations, but there's worry the ISIS cell is still active By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Belgian police on Friday arrested the two only attackers believed to have survived last month’s bombings in Brussels and the killings in Paris last [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Belgian Police Knew Where Paris Attacker Was Likely Hiding—and Did Nothing

By |March 25th, 2016|

News that police in small Belgian city knew where Salah Abdeslam was likely hiding out is the latest in a string of errors By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS With Belgian officials struggling to explain how they missed crucial information leading up to Tuesday’s devastating Brussels bombings, local police in the northern Belgian city of [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Belgium’s Security Failures Made the Brussels Attacks All But Inevitable

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Underfunded and factional, Belgium's security services were struggling to track down a jihadist network embedded in the capital By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Just three days ago, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders issued a chilling warning: Salah Abdeslam, the only alleged perpetrator of last November’s Paris attacks believed to be still alive and [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Belgian Police Discover More Explosives and Identify Bombers

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Several suspects are still on the run By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS With Belgians reeling in shock from Tuesday’s deadly suicide bombings in the capital Brussels, officials said several suspects were still the run, and that they were far from cracking the jihadist network behind the attacks. “There are still a number of people possibly [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Brussels Bombing Reveals Europe’s Security Dilemma

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Security services are trying to track scores of suspects, many of whom have fought in Syria and Iraq By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS It was the nightmare scenario European officials have warned about for months: Tuesday’s deadly assault on Brussels that killed at least 31 people involved simultaneous, coordinated attacks on key infrastructure sites [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – European Officials Struggle With Red Tape and Rules to Protect Against Terrorism

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Simple safety measures are still to be implemented, even after two Paris attacks By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Just last Thursday, French riot police converged on a soccer stadium in Nimes in the south of France, dressed in gas masks and carrying helmets. Luckily, the crisis was not real that time. It was an [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – How Europe’s Most Wanted Man Was Finally Caught

By |March 19th, 2016|

How authorities brought down a top suspect in the Paris attacks By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Until just a few days ago, the manhunt for the most wanted fugitive in Europe seemed at an infuriating dead-end. Indeed, it was not even clear to intelligence officials and police whether Salah Abdeslam—the sole surviving alleged perpetrator [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Paris Terror Suspect in Custody After Brussels Raids

By |March 18th, 2016|

Europe's most wanted man taken alive in the suburb where he grew up By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Police in Brussels cornered and wounded the last Paris attacker known to have survived the Nov.13 assault on Friday, ending Europe’s biggest manhunt in years, but also raising troubling questions about whether a plot for another [...]