A lot of people are expressing anxiety about white supremacist violent terrorism, yet in a new Brookings paper entitled "Identifying and Exploiting the Weaknesses of the White Supremacist Movement," Daniel Byman, Lawfare's foreign policy editor and a senior fellow at the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, and Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League, say that while the threat is r
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From the countless attacks on ethnic and religious minorities that have taken place in recent months to the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, acts of violence and domestic terrorism are on the rise here in the United States. And a major driver behind many of these actions is a growing hostility toward members of racial and religious minorities among white Americans and a growing willingness to turn to violence as a result.
Despite rumors of bin Laden's successor's death, the organization remains resilient.
Newly released documents provide additional insights about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's successor as leader of the Islamic State.
Join us for a live recording of the Lawfare Podcast on the implications of white extremism as a national security issue.
Two years ago, a gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing dozens of innocent people. Last December, the government of New Zealand issued a lengthy report on the subject, which Lawfare deputy managing editor Jacob Schulz and Justin Sherman of the Atlantic Council analyzed in a piece on Lawfare.
Tools developed to combat terrorist financing over the past two decades can be adapted to the growing transnational threat.
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On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., the House Armed Services Committee will hold a full committee hearing on extremism in the armed forces.
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on state and local responses to counterterrorism.