Following the horrific attack on Nice earlier this week, Associate Fellow Jean-Paul Rouiller went on Radio Télévision Suisse to discuss these kinds of attacks claimed by ISIS.
Mr Rouiller discussed the simplistic character of the attack. It played exactly into the strategy of ISIS, which is to use resources available to all and to recruit people who are not on the radar of the intelligence services. He additionally linked the attack to previous examples in other parts of the world. Further, he explained that it is difficult to prevent similar attacks because, although they are prepared to a certain extent, they do not need a long time to be prepared. Mr Rouiller believed it is not possible to completely stop this problem, but we must rather work towards prevention which will lead to a decline of attacks.