John Rosenthal

John Rosenthal is a European-based journalist and political analyst who writes on transatlantic security issues and EU politics. He is the author of The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion. His articles have appeared in such publications as Al-Monitor, World Affairs, Policy Review, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Les Temps Modernes and Die Weltwoche, as well as numerous online media. You can follow his work at www.trans-int.com.

Blame Belgium! How France Ignores Its Homegrown Terror Problem

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Blaming Belgium won't change the fact that France has a homegrown terrorism problem.

France: Has Sunday’s Defeat Dashed Le Pen’s Presidential Hopes?

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For the National Front, victory or defeat is a matter of its run-off opponent.

The Dubious “Mastermind”: Abdelhamid Abaaoud and the Paris Attacks

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There are numerous reasons for doubt about the Belgian jihadist’s role.

How Many Euro-Jihadists Are Really in Syria?

Mohammed Emwazi, or

The number of European jihadists operating in Syria has been dramatically underestimated.

The Trouble with Germanwings Flight 9525

Germanwings Airbus 320, cc Flickr Linus Φόλλερτ

There may be more to the story of Germanwings Flight 9525 than what appears in the mainstream media.

Is Germany’s Top Terrorist Dead or Alive?

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His jihadist career has taken on nearly mythical dimensions. According to some reports, he is the mastermind behind Islamic State media operations. According to another, he was recently the target of a “honey-trap” set by a female FBI agent sent to Syria in order to extract information from him.

Blowback: Charlie Hebdo and the Contradictions of Western Policy

Charlie Hebdo Memorial France, cc Flickr Valentina Calà, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

John Rosenthal argues that recent Western foreign policy missteps in Libya and Syria have fueled the rise of radical Islam.

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