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Published Oct. 10, 2019 9:52 PM

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – when the Jewish community all over the world was celebrating the holiest day in the year, Yom Kippur – 27-year-old German Stephan B. was mounting a helmet in a rented car and prepared for what he hoped would be a mass shooting attack against the nearby synagogue in Halle an der Saale.

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Published Oct. 1, 2019 5:31 PM

In the wake of Sunday´s general election in Austria, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has faced a sharp decline in votes. FPÖ´s major loss is due to a recent corruption scandal, but it is also most likely caused by the declining salience of the immigration issue

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Published Sep. 20, 2019 12:01 PM

Petter Nesser's key note lecture on Society for Terrorism Research annual conference, Oslo, 21 June 2019

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Published Sep. 5, 2019 11:03 AM

Elisabeth Schober has received a prestigious research grant from the EU to ethnographically explore how global capitalism plays out in four key ports across the world.

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Published Sep. 3, 2019 1:33 PM

What does it mean to be a European citizen? 25 years after the Treaty of Maastricht, ARENA researchers Espen D. H. Olsen and Agustín José Menéndez argue that provisions intended to create a European community may create more friction than harmony.

UiO's ship at Arendalsuka
Published Aug. 30, 2019 11:24 AM

What can we learn from Brexit? What can we expect from the newly elected European Parliament and the new leaders of the Commission, and what does it mean for Norway? These were some of the main questions ARENA asked at Arendalsuka. 

Published Aug. 20, 2019 12:06 PM

Helene Sjursen organized a NORTIA research workshop on 5-7 June 2019 in Poznan. 

Published July 1, 2019 10:15 AM

Last month saw more than 900 million eligible voters at the ballot box in the world’s largest democracy. India’s national election once again resulted in the landslide victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Published June 6, 2019 3:23 PM

The established radical right party in Denmark experienced a significant setback in the general election. The main reasons are a combination of mainstream cooptation, radical competitors and an unfavorable political agenda. 

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Published June 5, 2019 12:50 PM

This is a party that embraces Mussolini and Che Guevara — and cartoons and pop culture

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Published May 20, 2019 10:01 AM

The contribution from the Scandinavian far right – the Danish People’s Party (DF) and the Sweden Democrats (SD) – to Salvini's alliance, the European Alliance of People and Nations, is likely to be very small. In short, because DF is losing support and because SD is uninterested in joining.

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Published May 15, 2019 1:59 PM

ARENA researchers were well represented at the 16th biennial EUSA conference, which took place on 9-11 May in Denver, Colorado. 

Published May 14, 2019 3:42 PM

Are you a Master's student researching European foreign policy, European external relations or the EU's role in the world? We invite you to participate in the NORTIA essay competition.

Published May 13, 2019 3:45 PM

The European Union is engaged in a large-scale debate on its future nature and direction. The role and importanec of theoretically informed and empirically grounded research in that process is essential, as was made very clear at EU3D's opening conference in Rome. 

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Published May 2, 2019 10:30 AM

Here’s why the way it’s measured matters.

Published Apr. 29, 2019 11:04 AM

UiO:Life Science and vice-rector for research and innovation Per Morten Sandset invite all employees at UiO to breakfast meetings 27 May, 28 May, 29 May and 5 June at 8–9 AM.

Published Apr. 25, 2019 9:58 AM

Why do some ‘extremists’ or ‘extremist groups’ choose not to engage in violence, or only in particular forms of low-level violence? Why, even in deeply violent groups, are there often thresholds of violence that members rarely if ever cross?

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Published Apr. 12, 2019 9:45 AM

We are happy to announce that TIK collaborates with the centre in Tomsk on studies of health technologies and digitalization. 

Published Apr. 5, 2019 3:31 PM

Prof. Christopher Lord met with the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) to provide insights from his research in a public hearing on parliamentary scrutiny of defence affairs. 

Published Mar. 29, 2019 8:20 AM

The Christchurch mass murderer acted alone, but the core ideas in his manifesto are widely shared by Islamophobic actors in Europe and beyond, writes Cathrine Thorleifsson on OpenDemocracy.

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Published Mar. 18, 2019 2:12 PM

Right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe: the RTV dataset documents right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe between 1990 and 2015.

Published Mar. 17, 2019 7:49 PM

The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet, writes Jacob Aasland Ravndal in Foreign Policy.

Published Mar. 15, 2019 3:48 PM

This Special Issue on Terrorism from the Extreme Right has been guest-edited by Jacob Aasland Ravndal and Tore Bjørgo, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo.

Published Mar. 1, 2019 4:35 PM

Department of Political Science congratulates Kacper Szulecki with the Environmental Politics Article of the Year Award 2018

Nordisk Motstandsbevelgese demonstrasjon
Published Feb. 25, 2019 3:32 PM

As a researcher, I have followed various extreme right groups and movements in Norway and Scandinavia during the last 30 years. There have been some significant changes during this time – changes that have an impact on how our society should relate to such milieus, and what kinds of preventive measures might be relevant and effective.