Category: Insights

Preventing violent extremism: stepping out of our echo chambers

For many of those who are aware, Muslim communities included, Prevent is a common sense, social care approach to an ever-growing global phenomenon. It is difficult to frame Natalie James’ response to my original article avoiding as it does the very heart of the matter, that there are increasing numbers of young people for whom ideology is a… Continue reading “Preventing violent extremism: stepping out of our echo chambers”

Europe’s Radical Right Can Help Johnson Get Momentum on Brexit Deal

Boris Johnson could benefit from the new strategy of the radical right in Europe of abandoning calls for withdrawal from the EU for gradually imposing its presence within Brussels. This week, the delegations of the European Union and the United Kingdom started the institutional meetings concerning the Brexit deal negotiations. The transition period during which… Continue reading “Europe’s Radical Right Can Help Johnson Get Momentum on Brexit Deal”

The Normalization Of Far-Right Populism In Europe

A new coalition agreement in Austria highlights how bigoted, far-right policies are being embraced by mainstream political parties in Europe. The results of the elections to the European Parliament in May 2019 have caused great concern in the various national governments of EU member states as well as in the European organizations: Although expected by opinion-makers and… Continue reading “The Normalization Of Far-Right Populism In Europe”

Did The Streatham Terrorist Get Further Radicalized In Prison?

Sudesh Amman was released from prison before his attack in early February, raising questions of whether prison was an incubator for his radicalization. The horrific terror attack that took place last month, has again shone a light on our prison system and the radicalization process. Sudesh Amman, the man responsible for the attack in Streatham,… Continue reading “Did The Streatham Terrorist Get Further Radicalized In Prison?”

The case of Fratelli d’Italia: how radical-right populists in Italy and beyond are building global networks

With several parties in Italy competing on the right and far right, Valerio Alfonso Bruno and James F. Downes look at the recent growth in support for Fratelli d’Italia. They argue that this party is building domestic support, along with a network of contacts of likeminded populist radical-right actors globally, which demonstrates the increased mainstreaming of populist radical-right ideas in… Continue reading “The case of Fratelli d’Italia: how radical-right populists in Italy and beyond are building global networks”

We need to talk about Kieron, but also about those around him

For many people affected by Prevent, enough is not being done. In a recent piece by CARR Policy and Practitioner Fellow William Baldet, who is a CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) practitioner in his day to day job, he argues that ‘all individuals who are at risk should be supported’ from being drawn into terrorism. His… Continue reading “We need to talk about Kieron, but also about those around him”

Eye Witness Testimony of Gas Chambers built at Belzec – Stanislaw Kozak – 14 October 1945

In the latest of a series looking at eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust, CARR Senior Fellow, Mr Chris Webb presents the troubling account of Stanislaw Kozak, a local Pole who helped build the gas chambers at Belzec, along with other Polish craftsmen. ‘There arrived in Belzec in October 1941, three SS-men who demanded 20 workers… Continue reading “Eye Witness Testimony of Gas Chambers built at Belzec – Stanislaw Kozak – 14 October 1945”

Far-Right Terrorism is Global, but Coverage is Not: Hindu Nationalist Violence in India

Last week brought news of a tragic event in Germany with a right-wing terrorist attack in the city of Hanau. Much media coverage and scholarly commentary has been devoted towards focusing on the motives of the perpetrator and in particular, highlighting that the shooter uploaded a video onto YouTube shortly before the incident took place.… Continue reading “Far-Right Terrorism is Global, but Coverage is Not: Hindu Nationalist Violence in India”