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Muslims pray at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 22, 2019 (AP photo by Mark Baker).

The New Terrorist Threat Facing the West—and the Week’s Other Top News

Friday, March 22, 2019

In this week’s editors episode of the Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief Judah Grunstein, managing editor Frederick Deknatel and associate editor Elliot Waldman discuss the Christchurch shootings, the emergence of white nationalist terrorism and its implications for national security in Europe and the U.S. They also examine Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Italy and France, and what it reveals about the European Union’s internal divisions over whether to engage with China as an economic partner or confront it as a strategic competitor.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
The Two Internal Threats to Western Democracies, Hiding in Plain Sight
The EU Recalibrates Its Policy on China, a ‘Systemic Rival’
Trump Is Repeating the Mistakes of America’s Interwar Isolationists
After Khashoggi’s Killing, the EU Can’t Stay United on Saudi Human Rights Abuses
Do Proposed Reforms of the World Health Organization Go Far Enough?

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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