Countering the Radical Right
To effectively counter fascist and far-right extremism – viewed together under the umbrella term ‘radical right’ here – you need to understand it first. Which groups are revolutionary or violent? Who are the most dangerous figures, and why?
And vitally, what are the best ways to counter the radical right? By force, by law, or by peaceful protest? Or do other methods bear scrutiny? And how can extremists get out the movement? Does deradicalisation work? And how do these approaches to ultra-nationalist groups work in an interconnected world – and with online radicalisation a real problem?
These are questions this joint project, led by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, has set itself. Our goal is no less than to provide a model of ‘best practice’ for understanding, countering and deradicalising radical right extremists around the world. Please take part in learning with us, and in addressing this urgent challenge through serious analysis and counter-narratives.
Germany’s far-Right might get public funding for a think tank
Is the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation, affiliated to the AfD party, about to get public funding to support its extremist, far-Right views?
Portuguese courts vs the racist Chega party
The Portuguese judicial system faces a crucial test: will it use laws outlawing racist and fascist organisations to...
Turkish extremist group Grey Wolves finds a favourable climate in Germany
How decades-old networks continue to support Turkish ultranationalists in Germany – and why this must change
The far Right has moved from climate denial to obstructing climate action
By seemingly accepting the climate crisis’s existence, the far Right can use it to ‘Other’ migrants and leftists,...
The deadly political game being played at the EU’s eastern border
Amid accusations of “hybrid war”, Poland and the EU have forgotten that the migrants caught up in its stand-off with...
How can we prevent acts of violence such as the mass shooting in Plymouth?
Can families stop loved ones from falling prey to extremist ideologies or terrorism? An officer from the UK’s...
At the next election, Italians have two options: Right or further Right?
The quick ascent of the Brothers of Italy party has surprised analysts and raised questions about fascism
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While the Austrian government busied itself with its Islamophobic agenda, its intelligence services missed vital...
Published in: Live discussionsCan we prevent the incel movement from inspiring mass killings?
On 12 August a 22-year-old man shot and killed five people including his mother and a three-year-old girl in...
Why the Oklahoma bombing continues to cast a shadow over America
Timothy McVeigh’s actions and ideas have inspired a new generation of radical Right extremists
Two years on, we’re still failing the victims of the El Paso massacre
The inconvenient truth is that we don’t care enough about the victims of such attacks to tackle white supremacist terrorism
Attacks on academic freedom escalate in France and Denmark
The social sciences have been under attack from right-wing populists for years. What’s worrying is that mainstream...
In Poland, public funding is given to those threatening liberal democracy
Right-wing, conservative and nationalist magazines were the primary beneficiaries of funds recently allocated by the...
What links organised crime with the radical right?
There are serious gaps in our knowledge about how violent extremists get their hands on weapons and money
Published in: Countering the Radical Right: FeatureSouth African radical-Right groups are mobilising against anti-LGBTIQ+ campaigns
Some conservative groups are trying to block a long-awaited Hate Crimes Bill, which has been urgently called for by...
Norway, we need to talk about racism
Attacks on a politician and a new book marking the tenth anniversary of the Utøya massacre have finally led to a...
Who speaks for the mainstream in France?
The military’s ‘civil war’ letters on behalf of the ‘silent majority’ marks a shift to the Right that progressives...
Transatlantic Islamophobia: PEGIDA before and during the pandemic
How the far-Right group in Germany went to Canada and took advantage of COVID-19 to further its anti-Islam,...
Real American men and the liberal war on meat
How Joe Biden’s climate plan sparked Republican panic over masculinity and the most American of holidays
Published in: Countering the Radical Right: FeatureHow right-wing populists use food to legitimise their extreme views
‘Getting breakfast done’: Italian strawberries, Hungarian pickles and a pint of English beer are all part of the...
Is pandemic isolation pushing people towards extremism?
Right-wing extremists are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions and conspiracy theories to radicalise and...
What happens when governments deny racism exists?
A recent government report concluded that the UK does not have a problem with racism. But history shows us the...
The remnants of Golden Dawn are winning support in Cyprus
The neo-Nazi group might be in prison in Greece, but in Cyprus their local offshoot is getting ready for elections....
Has COVID brought about a far-Right dystopia?
Amid an ongoing global health crisis, the world has been shattered and replaced by a bleak archipelago of aggressive...
From street to state: How radical nationalists gained power in Poland
The appointment of a former far-Right activist to a key state body shows how deep the radical Right runs in Polish...
How the German far Right appropriates ideals of non-violent resistance
The far Right’s claims to be ‘peaceful Europeans’ are absurd, especially in the light of increasingly violent...
All Hail Q! The forging of a right-wing religion and its extreme threat to security
Christians across the US, hostile to mainstream media, are being drawn to the movement through trusted church leaders