South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Voice of America on how recent attacks in Paris and the Middle East are factoring into the presidential campaign of Governor Chris Christie:

The horrific attacks in Paris and elsewhere in the world this month are giving new energy to the campaign of New Jersey governor Chris Christie for the Republican presidential nomination.

In campaign appearances in New Hampshire – site of the first primary vote next year – and on Tuesday before the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington, Christie harshly criticized President Barack Obama for what Christie asserted was a lack of leadership against terrorism.

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