From the deadly attacks in Paris to the left-wing Syriza party’s election victory in Greece, news from Europe loomed large in the early months of 2015. Inroads 37 takes an in-depth look at these developments . Three critical Arab writers respond to the Paris attacks. Irene Martín analyzes the implications of Syriza’s victory, while Marc Sanjaume examines the rise of its kindred party in Spain, Podemos. Ronald Beiner sketches the ideas and influence of Aleksandr Dugin, an ideologue who seeks to unite enemies of liberalism under Russian leadership. Back in Canada, two articles look ahead to October’s federal election, while another questions the need for an inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.