A Healthy Police Force Is a Sign of a Healthy Democracy

August 15, 2019

The institution that creates and maintains domestic security — and that can ultimately guarantee it during emergencies — is the police. However, a comparative look at the historical development of various political systems shows that, in the modern world, no such system has existed, or even...

Can Alt-Tech Help the Far Right Build an Alternate Internet?

July 23, 2019

Distributed web, cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based video live-streaming are some of the so-called alt-tech tools that some radical right actors are beginning to use as they continue to be removed from regular social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Just to make sure...

The Christchurch Killer Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

April 19, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Alexander Gillespie, professor of international law at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. On March 15, 2019, New Zealand witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in its modern history. A 28-year-old Australian gunman opened fire on...

Islam and the Far Right: Is Bigotry Back?

November 28, 2016

Is the media responsible for the far-right backlash following acts of terrorism? * In 2016 the different types of far-right extremism and its new, lowest-common denominator, anti-Muslim hate incidents, have taken leaps and...