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From Charlie Hebdo to San Bernardino: How the new state of terrorism will play out in 2016

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A cushion reading "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) and a placard reading "Republic stronger than hate" are laid outside the headquarters of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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The year 2015 is bookended by two terrorist attacks: the Charlie Hebdo killing spree in January, and the San Bernardino shooting in December.

In between, the world saw the rise of ISIS as global terrorism’s public enemy no. 1.

Patt Morrison speaks with counterterrorism expert and USC professor Erroll Southers about the state of terrorism and what the world could expect in 2016.


Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at USC. He is also managing director at the international security consulting and risk management firm Tal Global, specializing in counterterrorism and infrastructure protection

Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies and a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is the author of “Anonymous Soldiers, The Struggle for Israel, 1917 - 1947” (Knopf, 2015)