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Pedro Solbes

Pedro Solbes

Writing for PS since 2010
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Pedro Solbes, a former Spanish Minister of the Economy and Finance, and former EU Commissioner for Monetary Affairs, is President of the Madrid-based think tank Fundaci�n para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Di�logo Exterior (FRIDE).

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    The Terrorism Paradox

    Robert Skidelsky

    As the number of deaths from terrorism in Western Europe declines, public alarm about terrorist attacks grows. But citizens should stay calm and not give governments the tools they increasingly demand to win the “battle” against terrorism, crime, or any other technically avoidable misfortune that life throws up.