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News from Western Europe, Thursday 16th May 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: Report: sexual minorities in EU face hate speech, violence and discrimination. ‘Equal rights for gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, trans and inter-sex (LGBTI) people are still patchy across Europe, with advances in some areas offset by discrimination, hate-speech, bullying and violence elsewhere. The 2013 review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people by the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 9th April 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Nationalist Rally Fails to Draw Crowds. ‘The rally held outside Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s office, titled “April 7 Without Berisha”, gathered roughly 1,000 supporters of the nationalist party, who waved flags and chanted slogans against the government. “He left for Azerbaijan but wherever he goes he will not find closure,” declared the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

ARMENIA Vestnik Kavkaza : “Armavia” blames authorities for its bankruptcy. ‘The leadership of “Armavia,” the only Armenian airline has written a letter in which it states that the bankruptcy of the company is the fault of the Armenian authorities. The letter also calls the event “tragic” for Armenia. As previously reported by Vestnik Kavkaza, today the […]

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Seven Findings on Lone-Actor Terrorists

Several months prior to Anders Breivik’s attack in Norway, researchers at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism (at Pennsylvania State University) had begun work on a project entitled “Tracing the Motivations and Antecedent Behaviors of Lone Actor Terrorism”. This one-year project was funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, […]

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The Jihad Paradox: Pakistan and Islamist Militancy in South Asia

Islamist militants based in Pakistan have repeatedly been involved in major terrorist incidents throughout the world, such as the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Their strikes on government, coalition, and civilian targets in Afghanistan undermine stabilization efforts in that country. Operations against India, such as the 2008 Mumbai attacks, threaten to […]

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American militias and loyalist disturbance: similar root causes?

In Northern Ireland it’s not just the police who fatigue after consecutive nights of disorder. Such prolonged violence usually also outlasts the initial volleys of angry hot air, finger pointing and condemnation that eventually whimper into a sort of depressed acceptance. Such is our thirst for drama, for fury and a world of blacks and […]

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Reaction to YouGov poll on attitudes towards the EDL

Today’s YouGov poll into the English Defence League (EDL) tells us little we didn’t know, yet a lot about what we need to know. The key findings are interesting. A third of people know what the EDL is all about. Slightly more, 42%, have heard of the EDL but do not know what it stands for. […]

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Under the microscope: Public attitudes toward the English Defence League (EDL)

Despite attracting considerable publicity, the English Defence League (EDL) remains under-researched and poorly understood. While some have explored online supporters of the EDL, little is known about wider public perceptions: what ordinary citizens think about the group, its values and provocative street-based strategy. The absence of reliable research is striking given the EDL’s current plans to hold […]

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Extremist threat is not just about the economy, stupid

Extremis Project co-founders, Matt Goodwin and Anthony Painter, have a piece in the Jewish Chronicle on extremism and the financial crash. It argues: Recent evidence suggests that concerns over national identity matter more. Those endorsing the far right also feel that these parties are meeting their anxieties over perceived threats to their identity, values and […]

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The wider implications of the Breivik verdict

It was the verdict that Norway wanted and also that wished for by Anders Behring Breivik. He had legal accountability for the act of terrorism he perpetrated over a year ago. He will now be imprisoned in Ila Prison for 21 years though if he is still adjudged to be a threat to the public […]

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