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Migration and Jihadism in the Sahel

Political rhetoric conflating migration across the Mediterranean with the apparent rise of violent jihadism in Europe reached new heights in 2016. But is there a demonstrable link between migrants, jihadist groups and the lucrative smuggling networks […]

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The Kotleba phenomenon

Slovakia People’s Party Our Slovakia gave Europe its first neo-Nazi governor and built on fear, distrust and discontent to take its first seats in Slovakia’s parliament last year. It is poised for new […]

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An Royal Air Force strike on the Qayyarah bridge. Courtesy of the UK Ministry of Defence.

The bombers and the bombed

ANALYSIS: Cross-referencing the videos published by the US-led coalition and by A’maq, the Islamic State’s most important auxiliary media wing, can provide us with insight into how civilians are caught in the crossfire. […]

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Belgium’s problem with extremism

NEWS ANALYSIS: When extremist Islamism in Belgium is discussed, news media tend to focus on the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek. The Belgian reality is more complex. Øyvind Strømmen IN EARLY OCTOBER, an assailant […]

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A well of hatred

Thomas Mair, the suspected assassin of British MP Jo Cox, might very well be a loner. That doesn’t mean he’s alone. Øyvind Strømmen 16 June 2016. Jo Cox, a British MP representing Labour, […]

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