Radical-Right Radicalization, From the Domestic to the Global

September 24, 2019

Radical-right radicalization has quickly moved from being a fringe domestic phenomenon to a mainstream global movement. The radical right, albeit always internationally connected and aligned across individual states, has over the last decade moved to increasingly intertangled structures, not only...

When the Radical Right Shows Up

October 11, 2018

The presence of radical-right groups at academic conferences raises a difficult dilemma for organizers seeking to balance the limits to freedom of expression. Over the course of the year, far-right groups in Quebec appear to have been systematically attempting to intimidate journalists and...

How Love Drives Extremism

The human need for connection leads young people to be especially vulnerable to extremist groups who promise deep connection, comradeship, brotherhood and belonging. Even a cursory glance at recent books on extremism makes clear the kinds of emotions that most scholars and policymakers see as...

The Roots of Europe’s Xenophobia and Radicalism

May 09, 2018

If 25% of minorities are unwilling to accept the integration model of the state, then it is a crisis not only of integration, but of the national state itself. It is commonly believed that the main reason for radicalism in Europe is the presence of entrenched xenophobic traditions of the...

Another Attack and Still Little Prevention Education

June 12, 2017

By educating people about coercive and dangerous relationships that lead to radicalization, we can build resilience to these methods in our population. Another attack, and once again I ask myself: When will we begin to educate our young people to recognize and protect themselves from the...