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The globalisation of far-right extremism is evident in the analysis of the perpetration and the aftermath of several of the high-profile far-right terrorist attacks in recent years, including the attacks in New Zealand and Norway. However, much of the research and analysis on far-right extremism in recent years has focused on Western Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand, while escalating far-right activities in other parts of the world, including South Africa, Turkey, the Western Balkans, India, Brazil, Myanmar, Japan, and Israel, have been largely ignored.
Based on the growing concern over the new challenges posed to CT and P/CVE programming by transnational far-right violent extremism, this project aims to improve our understanding of the threat as well as how programming can be adjusted/reimagined to better counter it.
The project is reviewing the global threat landscape and the different ways in which far-right violent extremism is understood in different geographical contexts. Focusing on three locational case studies, an assessment is made of the types of far-right extremism that are present in South Africa, Turkey, and the Western Balkans region (e.g., ethnic, religious, political, etc.), and the groups or individuals targeted.
The project seeks to provide recommendations for improving CT and P/CVE approaches to addressing far-right violent extremism in these locations – first, by assessing what policy and programming currently exist (including EU, donor and government responses) and their failures and successes; and second, by taking lessons that can be learned from more established far-right focused policy and programming in other countries.
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Funded by the European Union
This project is part of CT MORSE and is funded by the European Union as an initiative contributing to peace and stability.Find out more