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An Overview of the German Military Counterintelligence Service Report on Extremism Within the German Federal Defence Force

In the immediate aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, the threat posed by military personnel in radical right groups quickly became apparent to policy makers and military leaders worldwide before being eclipsed by the event of September 11 and the resultant ‘Global War on Terror.’ While this phenomenon has attracted little scholarly attention, with the… Continue reading “An Overview of the German Military Counterintelligence Service Report on Extremism Within the German Federal Defence Force”

CARR Guide to Online Radical-Right Symbols, Slogans and Slurs

This CARR report details the principal symbols, slang, coded references and terminology used online by radical-right extremists today. The first part of this survey will focus on key images, ranging from the Celtic Cross to ancient Germanic runes, with an emphasis on frequency of use and changes over time (such as the recent way in… Continue reading “CARR Guide to Online Radical-Right Symbols, Slogans and Slurs”

Quarantined Radicals: Right-Wing Extremism In The Age Of COVID-19

Researchers are asking if this era of self-isolation will increase radicalization, but they need to look at the existing extremism COVID-19 is exacerbating. There have been articles published that assert that there will be an uptick in far-right radicalization due to shelter-in-place orders currently occurring in many countries across the world—not to mention most of… Continue reading “Quarantined Radicals: Right-Wing Extremism In The Age Of COVID-19”

“#CoronaJihad”: How the Far-Right in India is Responding to the Pandemic

A number of far-right extremists have recently taken to social media platforms to spread conspiratorial content about COVID-19. Such conspiracy theories range from the virus being a biological weapon created by the Chinese government, to the predictable anti-Semitic tropes of ‘globalism’ claiming it was developed by the tech philanthropist Bill Gates in collaboration with the Jewish investor George… Continue reading ““#CoronaJihad”: How the Far-Right in India is Responding to the Pandemic”

With the Collapse of a Right-Wing Coalition, Has Norway Turned Its Populist Tide?

The radical-right Progress Party (FRP) withdrew from Norway’s coalition government on January 20. This is a big defeat for FRP leader Siv Jensen, whose big ambition was to prove his party was koalitionsfähig, or “coalition capable.” After six years in government, the conflict between the populist radicals and the more moderate wing of the party… Continue reading “With the Collapse of a Right-Wing Coalition, Has Norway Turned Its Populist Tide?”

The Risks of Online Radicalization in the COVID-19 Era

Within the span of a few weeks, the social and academic lives of over 91% of the world’s youth have been completely upended, as 1.5 billion students’ schools have closed, leading to an unprecedented shift in youth online engagement. In the U.S. alone, over 55 million children now spend much of their days online in a variety of… Continue reading “The Risks of Online Radicalization in the COVID-19 Era”

Mr Michael Cole

Email: michael.cole@ut.ee Twitter: @NotTheMikeCole Website: https://notthemikecole.home.blog/ Position: PhD Candidate at the University of Tartu. Specialist research areas: Right-wing Populism; Discourse Analysis; Politics and Football; Sociolinguistics; The Ukrainian and Georgian Far Right. Profile: Michael Cole is a PhD candidate at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and a visiting researcher at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. His dissertation,… Continue reading “Mr Michael Cole”