Why do women join radical-Right parties?
An increasing number of European women are viewing radical-Right parties as representing their interests, despite their anti-feminist agendas
This series explores violent radicalisation across the world in order to help us gain insights and build resilience both on the local and global levels. While we live in an age of borderless terrorism, in which geographically distant actors coordinate sophisticated activities and impacts, what role do local responses and resources play in building resilience to globally circulating violent radical propaganda and action? And how can we better understand the ways in which violent radicalisation itself is also resilient?
Published in:Global Extremes: AnalysisHow COVID-19 has changed the violent extremist landscape
A rise of pandemic-inspired conspiracists has been escalated and capitalised on by extremist movements
Secularism defined: a tale of two courts
It is the responsibility of the secular state to guarantee both the freedom of belief and the limits that might...
Are the fortunes of Turkey’s AKP on the wane?
Turkey’s AKP represents one side of a deeply divided nation, but there are signs of shifts in the country’s...
Good religion or bad religion? Secularism and the Afghan question
Empowering religious groups to become political actors does not constitute freedom of religion for all and violates...
The enduring appeal of Sayyid Qutb’s jihadist ideology
Sayyid Qutb’s ‘Milestones’, published in 1964, has been the ideological force behind a succession of violent Islamist groups
Religion and the state: unintended effects of anti-radicalisation policies
European governments’ anti-radicalisation policies may threaten the relationship between the citizen and the state
Published in: Global Extremes: AnalysisWhy are Christians in Germany more immune to far-Right populism than in the US?
On opposite sides of the Atlantic, Christian communities are reacting very differently to the messages of right-wing...
How it became normal to be Islamophobic in Belgium
The joint rise of anti-Muslim sentiment and the far Right in Flanders undermines minorities’ freedom of speech
The problem with Canada’s delusions of inclusivity and multiculturalism
The killing of a Muslim family in London, Ontario exposes an alternative Canadian reality that includes violence,...
Freedom of religion or freedom for religion?
Why critiques of secularism, especially in France, fundamentally misunderstand the principles of equality and human...
Can worsening economies and increasing repression herald a new Arab Spring?
North Africa today is reminiscent of the period leading up to the 2011 uprisings. Tensions are further aggravated by...
Looking through a single lens can distort how we view the Arab Spring
Inequality shapes citizens’ views over whether their country has improved and so a deeper dive is needed to...
Why do churches have mixed attitudes towards the Arab Spring?
Christian leaders in Egypt and Syria opposed the 2011 uprising but now their counterparts in Iraq and Lebanon back...
The change to Australia's national anthem is a lesson in how not to do symbolic politics
Prime Minister Scott Morrison changed a line in ‘Advance Australia Fair’ from “For we are young and free” to “For we...
Why are Quebecers so keen to ban religious symbols?
Laws restricting the wearing of religious symbols are in place in a number of European countries but are relatively...
Is religious fervor compatible with democracy?
If one believes that democracy is an abomination and against God’s rule, one may not even ponder it.
Can dignity and honor explain the rise of violent extremisms?
When the system fails them, some people can adopt honor-based attitudes and turn against it.
Does censoring the radical right on social media work?
Censorship leads to various responses on the radical right such as migration to other platforms, such as Parler.
Jihadi paranoia: why we (still) need to rethink the debate on terrorism and political violence
Managing Jihadi paranoia represents one of the main challenges faced by our political and academic systems.
What can multiculturalism offer in the fight against racism in Britain?
Claims about the failure of multiculturalism are persistent yet, they are also consistently inaccurate.
What does Samuel Paty’s tragic murder teach us?
Building a strong sense of security, acceptance and respect in society is how we fight both Islamophobia and...
Can social networking platforms prevent polarisation and violent extremism?
Our capacity to design social media platforms to prevent polarisation and violent extremism online is contingent...
Community reporting of terrorist involvement during COVID-19
Encouraging community members to share information about someone they’re close to becoming involved in terrorism...
How can religiously inspired ideas explain violent extremism in Egypt?
What role do religiously inspired ideas play in shaping the current wave of violent extremism in Egypt?
Europe must open up to new ideas about the secular state
With the recent fallout between France and some Muslim nations, this is a reminder to open up to alternative solutions.
France: La République is at war with itself
To counter violent extremism in France, we need to go beyond the rhetoric of heroes and dehumanized enemies.