Tag: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right

COVID-19: The Lab Leak Theory Makes a Comeback

COVID-19: The Lab Leak Theory Makes a Comeback

The sudden reemergence of the lab leak theory earlier this year — that COVID-19 was made in and escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology — has hit international media and occasioned nervous reactions from the Biden administration, which demanded a conclusive report on the origins of the...

The Godfather of Fascist Terrorism

The Godfather of Fascist Terrorism

For one of the first times in history, an individual has been designated as a terrorist entity. Late in June, Canada added a 68-year-old resident of Denver, Colorado, to its list of proscribed terrorist entities. The individual in question is James Mason; he is a thrice-convicted jailbird with a...

From Opera to MMA: Nationalist Symbolism and the German Far Right

From Opera to MMA: Nationalist Symbolism and the German Far Right

The German far right is awash with allusion. Like elsewhere, coded communication is the rule among far-right German organizations and activists. References to old Norse myths abound, and many readers, whether from familiarity with mythology, white nationalism or Norse-inspired superhero movies,...

Christianism: The Elephant in the Extremism Room

Christianism: The Elephant in the Extremism Room

I contend that my subject matter is something of an elephant in our global room, but I should warn that it is equally a thoroughly unhappy one: religiously-inspired, revolutionary political violence. For nearly 20 years now, scarcely a day has gone by without reportage on Islamism. This type of...

Why Designating the Azov Movement as an FTO Is Ineffective

Why Designating the Azov Movement as an FTO Is Ineffective

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,...

Memory Politics: Serbia’s Genocide Denial

Memory Politics: Serbia’s Genocide Denial

In January this year, the public attention was drawn to a Serbian souvenir shop selling shirts with the inscription “Noz, Zica” (“Knife, Wire”), the slogan celebrating the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica where the Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys. The...

The Good Old Days: Nostalgia’s Political Appeal

The Good Old Days: Nostalgia’s Political Appeal

Donald Trump is gone, yet his specter continues to haunt American politics. The UK is no longer part of the European Union, yet Brexit continues to provoke emotions on both sides of the Channel. Both Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election and the outcome of the Brexit referendum of...

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