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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.
Watch the sessions form the programme launch
Dr Jessica White also writes external articles for RANTT Media.
Over the last year, since the events at the US Capitol on the 6th of January, there has been increasing scrutiny and concern around the threat of far-right extremism to and within the military - Jessica White | 4 January 2022
As the global counter-terrorism community assesses its successes and failures two decades after the 9/11 attacks, there's an opportunity to rethink how we include gender in our security planning - Jessica White | 20 August 2021
While the strategy includes a nuanced assessment of the challenges, there isn’t enough priority given to the role gender plays in extremism - Jessica White | 6 July 2021
Recognising the role of community and gender constructions is essential to effective counter-extremism and terrorism approaches - Jessica White | 6 May 2021
'Prospects for far-right extremism in the US following the Capitol attack', Trends Research, Claudia Wallner, 24 March 2021
'Community and Gender in Counter-Terrorism Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for Transferability Across the Evolving Threat Landscape', ICCT, Jessica White, 25 November 2020