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The French Front National at 40

The French Front National (FN) is considered by many analysts to be the prototype of what is now an expansive family of modern radical right political parties in Europe. Founded in 1972, the FN has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. This e-book by Extremis Project comprises a series of essays by leading academics that examine […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 27th May 2013

AUSTRIA Comment – Policy Network: New political conflict and the radical right in Austria. ‘Austria’s two mainstream political parties have seen their total vote share almost cut in half over the last two decades as new political conflict lines emerge over immigration, EU integration and political trust. A new study shows that the radical right has […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 14th May 2013

ALBANIA SETimes: Murder must not be motivated by religion. ‘The recent killing of an elderly Muslim man in Albania highlights the growing trend of pinning religious motives to crimes, an action that goes against moderate Islamic beliefs, experts said. The suspect, who was apprehended by police, said that the old man was praying according to Albanian-Muslim […]

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News from North America, Monday 6th May 2013

New York Times: “Aware that intensified American counterterrorism efforts have made an ambitious Sept. 11-style plot a long shot, Al Qaeda propagandists for several years have called on their devotees in the United States to carry out smaller-scale solo attacks and provided the online education to teach them how. ‘I strongly recommend all of the […]

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News from North America, Friday 5th April 2013

New York Times: “On the day that hundreds gathered amid tight security to remember this county’s slain district attorney and his wife, Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday offered up to $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for their killings and for the killing of another prosecutor. The reward — […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: The Jihad of a Viennese Salafists. ‘His pass the Austro-Islamist Mohamed Mahmoud has indeed burned video needs – but when it comes to the Vienna public prosecutor, he will set him for traveling to Austria does not need anyway. She has, it was announced on Tuesday, on Friday an extradition […]

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News from North America. Monday 25th March 2013

Reuters: “The United States agreed on Saturday to transfer to Afghan control a prison that houses insurgents and other dangerous inmates adjacent to Bagram airfield, the Pentagon said. The agreement, reached after a week of intensified negotiations between U.S. and Afghan officials, calls for the formal transfer to take place on Monday and includes assurances […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 20th March 2013

Bloomberg: “Tea Party leaders have established a super-political action committee that will counter political strategist Karl Rove’s effort to get Republicans to nominate candidates he views as electable. The Real Conservatives National Committee has been set up to fund voter-identification efforts and grassroots organizing designed to support candidates favored by the anti-tax Tea Party leaders […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 19th March 2013

Bloomberg: “Hearkening back to Cold War anxieties, growing signs of spying on U.S. universities are alarming national security officials. As schools become more global in their locations and student populations, their culture of openness and international collaboration makes them increasingly vulnerable to theft of research conducted for the government and industry.” New York Times: “Syria’s main exile opposition coalition […]

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News from North America, Monday 18th February 2013

The Guardian: “The battered credibility of the Guantánamo trials has been further dented by revelations of hidden microphones, intelligence service interference with court proceedings and protests from lawyers who say the US military is preventing a proper defence of the alleged organisers of the 9/11 attacks. The increasingly chaotic pre-trial hearings for the alleged mastermind […]

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