France and other U.S.-led coalition countries must all now assume they are potential targets for attacks like the ones in Paris. They need to decide whether they should subscribe to Putin's method of stamping out terror.
Japan's parochialism is embedded in history and the economic, educational and social structure. We should not expect to see more than a slow change — and it might be toward more rather than less isolation.
Islamic State and its supporters may be congratulating themselves, seeing a barbaric victory in Paris, but they are forgetting the fate suffered by the Taliban in the months following the 9/11 attacks.