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Far-Right Extremism: A Challenge to Current Counterterrorism Strategies and Structures?

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The recent surge in far-right extremism has prompted a shift in the Western security landscape. How can counterterrorism strategies and structures be adapted to account for this?

Since 9/11, there has been an almost single-minded focus for much of the world on Islamist terrorism. The War on Terror was waged against various groups claiming allegiance to Islamist ideology. As a result, subsequent counterterrorism (CT) apparatuses, both on the national and international levels, have been designed to counter the transnational threat of Islamist extremism. However, more recently, there has been a shift in the perceived landscape of the CT threat. In mos

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Dr Jessica White

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Terrorism and Conflict

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