OPC: Europe Under Attack: How Paris Changed Us

April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Belgian Police Discover More Explosives and Identify Bombers

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Brussels Bombing Reveals Europe’s Security Dilemma

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

March 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Paris Terror Suspect in Custody After Brussels Raids

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – France’s Terror Crackdown Hurts Civil Liberties, Amnesty Finds

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Human rights groups say country's state of emergency is being abused by police and officials By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS The national state of emergency in France declared hours after ten gunmen killed 130 [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Europe to U.S. on Iran: You Snooze, You Lose

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Europeans rush in where Americans fear to tread By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani whizzed around Rome and Paris this week with dozens of Iranian CEOs in tow, signing deals worth [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Belgium Races To Plug Its Holes In The War Against Terror

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  A cell phone chimed in Brussels’ heavily Muslim district of Molenbeek after midnight on Nov. 14, as much of the world watched the carnage in Paris, where dozens lay [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Paris Warily Marks a Year of Violence

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  A year after Paris’s spate of terror attacks began with the Charlie Hebdo massacre, French officials have held a series of ceremonies for the victims, both from those attacks last [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Obama Doesn’t Need Congress to Tackle Climate Change: U.S. Energy Secretary

December 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Ernest Moniz says COP 21 is already a “substantial success.” By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS At the tail end of the U.N.’s mammoth climate-change negotiations outside Paris, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told Fortune [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Obama Woos Climate Activists But ‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy’

December 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Momentum Is Building But Paris Delegates Doubt U.S. Resolve By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  During his 4o-hour stay in Paris, President Obama delivered impassioned pleas for the world’s leaders to cut down on greenhouse [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – The Hardest Question: Explaining the Paris Attacks to My Child

November 15th, 2015|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS How to explain the inexplicable? “Mama, were kids killed?” The question came two days after the devastating terror attacks in Paris killed 129 people, when I finally sat down [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – A Sister Rushes to Paris After Attacks Only to Find Out: ‘I Just Lost a Part of Myself’

November 14th, 2015|0 Comments

One woman's frantic search for her sister By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Slender and dark-haired, Aurélie de Peretti loved music, played the guitar and piano, and reveled living near the beach in her hometown [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Paris Terror Probes Focus on International Connections as Details About Attackers Emerge

November 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Police found a Syrian passport on one attacker, and evidence that some came via Belgium By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS As Paris reeled from the worst terror attacks since World War II, French officials [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – France in State of Emergency as Terrorist Attacks in Paris Kill at Least 128

November 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The French prosecutor's office says eight extremists are dead, seven of them in suicide bombings By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS In what appears to be the deadliest terror attacks in France in many decades, [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – The Lost Boys of Europe

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Teenage refugees are strangers in a strange land By Vivienne Walt ~ CATANIA, ITALY  As the August heat in Eritrea grew torpid, Mahari, 17, laid plans to flee his homeland. With relatives in [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Europe’s Top Court Just Gave U.S. Tech Firms a Huge Headache

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

It could get harder for companies like Facebook to send data around the world By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS The Atlantic Ocean just got a lot wider. On Tuesday the E.U.’s highest court threw [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – The Aunt of Drowned Syrian Boy Says It Is Not Too Late To Save Other Refugees

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Tima Kurdi feels responsible for the deaths of Aylan Kurdi, his brother and their mother By Vivienne Walt ~ BRUSSELS Tima Kurdi awoke on Sept. 2 at home in Vancouver to dozens of [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – As Europe Begins to Welcome Syrians, African Refugees Fear Being Left Behind

September 12th, 2015|0 Comments

There is growing concern that Europe may unwittingly divide migrants into two distinct classes By Vivienne Walt ~ CATANIA, SICILY With E.U. leaders finally working on a Europe-wide refugee policy, there is growing [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Europeans Fear for the Security of their Rail System After Attempted Terrorist Attack

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Free movement has been a cornerstone of European integration By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS For days, Europeans have hailed the courage of three American tourists — two of them off-duty military personnel — who [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Barcelona: The most wired city in the world

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s a showcase for the “smart” metropolis of the future—in which tech giants like Cisco, Microsoft, and IBM see big profits in helping governments save by tracking data on everything from garbage to traffic [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – The bureaucrat who has tech terrified

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

After less than a year on the job, Europe’s competition cop, Margrethe Vestager, has picked a fight with the biggest names in global business. She’s not done yet. By Vivienne Walt It’s early [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Europe’s Crisis of Conscience

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

As more migrants drown in the Mediterranean and anti-immigrant sentiment on the continent continues to rise, what will Europe’s leaders do? By Vivienne Walt  Abu Mohammed was in the living room of the [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Google’s legal woes in Europe might only just be beginning

April 16th, 2015|0 Comments

For the U.S. technology giant the EU antitrust case is serious indeed, and potentially extremely expensive. By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS The E.U.’s case against Google made big news on Wednesday—so big, in fact, that [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – The Disunited States of Europe

August 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Scottish voters decide this month whether to split from Britain. Catalans in Spain have called for their own independence vote soon. Can the continent weather the separatist storm? By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS In [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Ukraine ‘will not lose’ economically if Crimea secedes, official says

March 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Fortune‘s reporter in Kiev writes that, although losing Crimea to Russia would be a devastating political blow to Ukraine, it might, in fact, be a financial gain. By Vivienne Walt ~ KIEV  Ukraine’s capital [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Can This Woman Fix Europe?

April 8th, 2013|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS On a chilly night in March, in a concrete building on the grand avenue d’Iéna in Paris, a silver-haired woman sits at an empty conference table. Most of the offices [...]

TIME.COM / Ukraine’s Witnesses Finally Speak

January 16th, 2008|0 Comments

VIDEO REPORT: A priest's extraordinary four-year quest to document mass executions has shattered decades of secrecy and denial about the slaughter of Jews. Watch the video on

TIME MAGAZINE – Genocide’s Ghosts in Ukraine Killing Fields

January 16th, 2008|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ LVOV and REVA-RUSKA  Treading across a snowy field in the middle of the Ukrainian town of Rava-Ruska, Olga Kushta says quietly: "This is where they were shot. I watched [...]