Declan Power: Prevention and intervention the key to stopping similar atrocities
The terror attack in Berlin was no surprise to the security and intelligence community around Europe. For some time now an attack was expected, particularly in Germany.
It has a significant Islamic population, and has demonstrated fault lines in its society that have been taken note of by extremist ideologues.
If an Islamic-Salafist terrorist is looking for a country that is showing hesitancy in how to manage matters such as counter-terrorism, integration and refugee resettlement, then Germany is it.