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Members of the Azov batallion. Photo: John Færseth.

Ukraine’s far-right forces

ANALYSIS – The volunteer Azov Battalion, a paramilitary group whose emblem recalls Nazi imagery, has stirred heated debate since the Ukrainian government relied on it to recapture the strategic city of Mariupol from Russian-backed separatists […]

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Sympathizers of the Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Åkesson who speaks on Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm May 24, 2014. (Photo: Frankie Fouganthin / Wiki Commons. Under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0).

EU earthquake? Not quite

ANALYSIS: The European Elections were not the watershed victory for the far right that the media makes them out to be. Cas Mudde Media reports on far-right gains in the 2014 European elections […]

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Wins, losses for EU far right

ANALYSIS: A number of radical right-wing parties did make gains in the European parliamentary elections between 22-25 May. Some results are worrying. But let’s not lump together a wide assortment of unique parties. Øyvind […]

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Protesters perform a "quenelle" during the Collective Day of Anger, supported among others by the conservative Printemps Francais (French Spring) movement and the fundamentalist christian group Civitas, to protest against the French President's policy, in Paris, France, on January 26, 2014. Photo: Renaud Khanh/ABACAPRESS.COM/SCANPIX

“Quenelle” fad: Jews beware

Anti-Semitism is very much alive in France, as shown by a violent far-right protest that drew some Muslim support and by an insulting arm gesture whose popularity is spreading like wildfire. Øyvind Strømmen In […]

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Le Pen fined for Roma remark

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the former leader of the French radical right-wing National Front party, has been fined €5,000 for suggesting Roma are “naturally” inclined to steal. Øyvind Strømmen A Paris court ruled that […]

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