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The trial against the far right terror group “National Socialist Underground”

It is an outstanding lawsuit in all respects: five presumed members and supporters of the neo-Nazi terrorist group “National Socialist Underground” (NSU) are standing trial at the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) in Munich. This high-profile case is considered to be one of the largest and most important criminal trials in Germany since the country’s reunification.… Continue reading “The trial against the far right terror group “National Socialist Underground””

The Legacy of Italian Fascism: Not Coming to Terms with the Past

Italy’s myths about fascism are not just widespread, but dangerously wrong. Forlì is an ordinary kind of town, well off the tourist track, in the Emilia-Romagna region of northeast Italy. Its streets are quiet, and it boasts few of the architectural gems that characterize Italian cities. It is overshadowed by Ravenna to the south and… Continue reading “The Legacy of Italian Fascism: Not Coming to Terms with the Past”

How to Tackle the Extreme Right

The DAAD Workshop on “How to Tackle the Extreme Right: American, British, and German Perspectives” – February 12, 2018. Speaker: Dr Craig McCann, CARR Senior Fellow and a former member of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorism force, discussed counter-terrorism strategies of the British police force.

Protecting Democracy and Countering Far-Right Demagogy

  There is currently much debate in many European countries about the best way to deal with public expressions of ethnonationalism, racism and antisemitism. Only a few years ago, democratic societies would publicly discuss racism, but refuse a platform for racists. However, this has been changing for some time now. In Germany, radical right rhetoric… Continue reading “Protecting Democracy and Countering Far-Right Demagogy”

What next for the UK Radical Right? Electoral Misfortune and the Rise of New Actors

2017 started as a terrible year for the UK radical right. With the leader of Britain First in prison and the far-right group UKIP tanking in the June 2017 General Election, the bluster that had put wind in the sails of Britain’s fringe political movement after the 2016 Brexit Referendum and American Presidential Election seemed… Continue reading “What next for the UK Radical Right? Electoral Misfortune and the Rise of New Actors”