Far-Right Extremism and Terrorism

Our research focuses on understanding the resurging threat of far-right extremism and terrorism.

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In the past few years, far-right extremism and terrorism have received a significant amount of interest and media coverage. The Far-Right Extremism and Terrorism (FRET) programme utilises the strengths of RUSI’s research groups to help address gaps in the field by contributing to the evidence base that informs approaches for tackling the threat. Particular attention is paid to understanding what transnational connections far-right actors have; what role communities play in far-right extremism; and what role gender plays in radicalisation and recruitment. We look to assess how far counterterrorism (CT) and prevention and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) programming can be adapted or reimagined to address violent extremism and terrorism driven by far-right ideologies.

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Related programme

Extremism and Terrorism Programme

This programme of work looks at potential drivers and modalities for the spread of violent ideologies.

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Event recordings

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FRET Webinar series

Recording: Policing the Far Right

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Recording: Near-Sighted on Far-Right Financing

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Recording: The Radical Right in Latin America: Regional Security Dynamics an...

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Recording: Far-Right Extremism in the Military and Police Forces

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Conference sessions

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Session One: Global Connections

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Session Two: Online Connections

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Session Three: Physical and Ideological Connections

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Session Four: Financial Connections

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Global Perspectives on the Transnational Far-Right Threat and Response

Latest publications

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