Michael Colborne

Michael Colborne is a journalist who covers the transnational far right, with a particular focus on central and eastern Europe. His work has appeared in Bellingcat, Haaretz, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The New Republic and other publications.

Why Designating the Azov Movement as an FTO Is Ineffective

June 02, 2021

In early April, a member of the US Congress, Elissa Slotkin, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken asking that 13 radical-right extremist groups and movements be officially designated as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) in the United States. This designation would, in theory, ban any American from providing...

For the Far Right, the COVID-19 Crisis Is a PR Opportunity

April 13, 2020

In photo after photo on their website, they show their volunteers doing everything from delivering food and supplies to people on low incomes to driving health-care professionals to work in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They say they’ve already helped thousands of their fellow citizens, warning people about...