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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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Why Right-Wing Populists in France, but not Germany?

The enduring presence of the extreme populist right in France, Austria, Switzerland, Flemish Belgium, and Denmark shows that these parties’ success is due to more than a mere outbreak of popular disenchantment with representative democracy. As Kai Arzheimer has argued recently, the vote for the extreme right is based on ideology. This ideology encompasses more […]

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The Front National at 40: Review of the debate

As the French Front National (FN) turned 40 this week, the Extremis Project released a series of mini-essays from academics around the world reflecting on the origins, developments and future prospects of one of Europe’s most prominent populist radical right parties: Prof. Marcel Lubbers started the series with his presentation on what the available evidence […]

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