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May Counter-Terrorism Officials Fake Radicalism?

In certain covert ops, infiltrated informants can assume positions and perform actions, having entered an unconstitutional group (or in relation to persons in connection with such groups), which are liable…

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Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, November 2020 (I/II)

The 25 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, first half of November. In descending order. Since mid-2017, we have filed more than 13,000…

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Preventive Detention under the German Law

Preventive detention, a form of securitization for the time after a legal jail sentence has been served, can only be pronounced, in Germany, by court order. It is subject to…

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A Note of Caution about the Use of Force

“A state is a human community that [successfully] claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”Max Weber The above quote is often used as…

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RE: Calls to merge the BND and the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV)

While both the BND and the BfV deal with the prevention of terrorism, to merge the two under the Ministry of the Interior, and to leave a small portion of…

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Lone Wolves – in a Broader Sense of the Term

A number of analysts have identified a pattern behind the recent, terrorist events in France, Austria, and elsewhere. During the first months of Covid-19, there were few signs of attacks….

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Extremism, Hate Speech, and Terrorism

How to understand terrorism as opposed to other forms of extremism? Extremism is an overarching phenomenon. It comprises violent extremism, also known as terrorism, but also precursors of terrorism, i.e….

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Posted in Archive Generalities LinkedIn

Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, October 2020 (II/II)

The 25 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, second half of October. In descending order.Since mid-2017, we have filed more than 13,000 shares,…

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Restraint After the Recent Acts of Terrorism in France

Following the recent, despicable acts of terrorism in France, it is necessary to return to serenity and take reasonable, sustainable steps towards containing the terrorist threat. While there is no…

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Posted in Archive Generalities LinkedIn

Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, October 2020 (I/II)

The 25 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, first half of October. In descending order. Since mid-2017, we have filed more than 13,000…

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