The Right-Wing Extremist Threat in Context: External Extremist Actors
Mar 3, 2020 | 15:54 GMT
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- Due to a long history of law enforcement penetration and disruption, right-wing extremist groups in the United States and Europe adopted the leaderless resistance model of terrorism in the 1980s.
- In recent years we have seen right-wing extremists adopt social media strategies pioneered by jihadist groups, particularly the Islamic State.
- Right-wing extremists remain constrained by the attack cycle and are vulnerable to detection as they progress through that cycle.
- Focusing on behaviors associated with the attack cycle can help prevent attacks by right-wing extremists.