European Security

European Security

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Contested Conventions, European Security, ADHD

Episode: Contested Conventions, European Security, ADHD

  • Mar 28, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 14:42 mins

Guest: Margaret Gilmore, Senior Associate Fellow with Royal United Services Institute  The investigation into terror attacks in Belgium widened over the weekend to Italy where police arrested a suspect thought to have provided false identification documents to the Islamic State militants, allowing them to evade authorities while plotting attacks in Belgium and France.  A picture is emerging of missed opportunities and poor communication between security agencies as the attackers moved throughout Europe. At least one of the brothers who blew himself up in the Brussels attack had been in Turkey last summer trying to cross over into Syria to join Islamist militants. Turkish authorities stopped him and deported him to the Netherlands. Belgian officials knew about this, but somehow the would-be suicide bomber was able to get back into Belgium and become involved in the terrorist plot.