The Caravan

Islamism, Refugees and the European Crisis

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Caravan, started by Fouad Ajami, is a blog through our Hoover Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.  Caravans are full of life and animated companionship and this is a place for free and candid exchange of ideas. 

The past several months have seen Europe reeling from ISIS attacks in Paris and Brussels. The European security forces have been called to task for their lack of coordination – this compulsion to keep secrets from other services has led in part to the success of these terror attacks.  And these attacks come as reminders that the challenge of Islamism has a global character and is not restricted to the Middle East. The European situation is exacerbated by the migration crisis, the erosion of national sovereignty, and the rise of populist movements.  To this effect, the Caravan has enlisted a wide range of thinkers who have identified and mapped out these maladies and dilemmas that face our global community today and in the future.  We begin with Russell Berman, and after that will come contributions from Ted Bromund, Fabrice Balanche, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Piotr Kosicki, Jeffrey Herf, Olivier Decottignies, and Charlie Hill. As usual, we will roll out an essay a day.