Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel | Accusing Catalan nationalists of attempting to profit from a terrorist attack is not going to change minds. A little empathy, by contrast, and maybe a little bit of compromise, would go a long way.
Jaume Puig (Managing Director GVC Gaesco Gestión) | Recurring terrorist attacks end up making the markets immune to them, so that is one good reason to buy stocks now in August after the tragic events in Barcelona.
Obama called on Europe to increase its defence expenditure against ISIS in his last visit to the region in April. Analysts at Julius Bär Research share this opinion, stating that “European countries will most likely devise a number of security measures and reverse the trend of declining defence and security spending.” This is their note about terrorism effects on European defence economy.
Peter Isackson | The horrendous and carefully synchronized attacks in Paris on November 13 have provided a new occasion to fill the airwaves and pages of the press with the familiar themes, memes and sentiments our skilled rhetoricians in politics and the media are so good at trotting out.
Bruce Newsome | European security needs to change. France has the most at stake and the most influence in the EU. It needs to improve European border security first, before it blames national security.
MADRID | By Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo | For the last weeks Nigeria has made big headlines due to the kidnapping of more than 200 girls by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Most of the victims remain missing, as the first African economy faces systemic issues that compromise next year elections.