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Bruce Crumley

Europe

Analysis: Why is France's far right flourishing?

National Front's regional electoral win is a symptom of long-term social crisis rather than response to Paris attacks.

Politics

Analysis: A French intelligence failure?

The pool of ISIL-supporters in France has grown beyond the surveillance capacity of any security service.

Politics

Analysis: The dilemma for France

Response at home and abroad must balance need to protect society from further attacks with an awareness of overreaction.

Europe

French officials warned austerity increased insecurity

Analysis: "You can’t constantly try to do more with less without something eventually breaking down."