Op-Ed: Jewish Flight and French Jihadism | Brookings
“… Today’s French Jews, traumatized by anti-Jewish riots and the second anti-Semitic murder spree by a French Muslim in two years, form the largest national group in the current cohort of immigrants to Israel. The reasons for leaving are different but the patterns are symptomatic of a French republican model under serious strain. In the context of estimated 40 percent unemployment rates for French Muslims, the 180 per million departures to the “Islamic State” is a tiny fraction but still twice the proportion of Libyan, Moroccan or Saudi citizens who have made their way to Syria and Iraq.
Unlike Germany, whose postwar vocation included “mastering the past,” French politics never fully digested the impact of the last century’s colonial and wartime history on the current political position of its minorities. As a result, Jews and Muslims in France feel more victimized by discrimination than any of their European brethren – despite the fact that Jewish and Muslim community organizations enjoy excellent access to policymakers….”
Click here to read the article (October 2014)
Interviews: US-Germany Spying Scandal | BBC | La Repubblica
Jonathan discussed German-US relations with The World on BBC/PRI, La Repubblica, The World Today on Australian ABC, and with The Hill (Washington, DC).
Essay: The Berlin Republic in the 21st Century | Brookings
Center on the US and Europe, The Brookings Institution, No.55, June 2014
In his latest US-Europe Analysis Paper, Jonathan Laurence discusses the major challenges facing Germany in its quest for a foreign and defense policy that can best complement its economic might. Download the paper here.
Interviews: US Visits of Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande | The Hill | Les Echos
Jonathan provided commentary to The Hill in the article “NSA looms over Merkel-Obama Visit”
Click here to read Jonathan’s interview with L’Opinion; and in Les Echos (February 2014)
Laurence contributed a short article on “François Hollande’s France” to the Transatlantic Academy’s first annual report on the State of the Transatlantic World (2014).
News: Algeria Research visit | BC Chronicle
The Boston College Chronicle wrote an article about Laurence’s recent field research trip to Algeria in February.
Op Ed: Germany’s New Grand Coalition | Brookings
“The new German government could seize this moment to live up to its real strengths as a broker, bridge-builder…”
Read the essay by Jonathan Laurence on Brookings UpFront here.
Op Ed: Islam between Turkey and Germany, and Morocco and France | Die Welt | La Croix
Click here to read Jonathan’s Op-Ed (19. 12. 13, Die Welt, in German) about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new citizenship law and its link to the development of German Islam.
The article is available here in English.
Jonathan’s related research was discussed in La Croix (31. 12, 13, in French)
Video: Book Interview | New Mexico PBS | October 2013
Click here to watch the discussion about The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims conducted by Furhana Afrid on NM-PBS’s In Focus talk show.
Essay: Islam and the Left | Dissent Magazine | The Economist
Jonathan’s article on the relationship of European social democratic parties with Muslim voters is featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Dissent Magazine.
Erasmus responded to the Dissent essay on The Economist.com: “Islam and the European Left.”
Interviews: United States and Syria | BBC | Il Messaggero
Jonathan Laurence was interviewed by Dotun Adebayo on BBC 5: Click here to listen (Minute 8:00 to minute 24:00), 9 September 2013
• Il Messaggero (Rome): “Siria: Barack Obama è un moderato,” 4 September 2013
• “Why France is willing to go to war,” Maclean’s (Canada), 11 September 2013
• “Keeping up with the crisis in Syria,” Boston Magazine, 13 September 2013