Suspected Terror Attack in Berlin Kills 12

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View of the truck that crashed into a Christmas market at Gedächniskirche church in Berlin, on December 19, 2016 killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 48 people. (Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images)

On Monday a truck plowed into an outdoor Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. At least 12 people were killed and 48 injured in what a National Security Council spokesperson says "appears to have been a terrorist attack." Just hours earlier, Russia's ambassador to Turkey was shot and killed at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey. Forum discusses the recent attacks and what they could mean for geopolitcal tensions in Europe and across the world.


Steven Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, Council on Foreign Relations; author, "Ruling not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria and Turkey"

Nicholas Burns, Goodman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Beverly Crawford, professor emerita of political science, UC Berkeley