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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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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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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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Dispute over a Study on Racism Within the German Police | GermanPolicy.com

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

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

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Human Rights and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

From 29 June to 3 July 2020, the 2nd Counter-Terrorism Week was to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York. At the heart of the week: the 7th…

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A comment relating to the Time article ‘Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick—and How to Change Their Minds’

Despite the shortcomings of thought pieces, media analyses and desk research are important in their own right. They can shed light on aspects previously neglected. They are often rationalist and…

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