9 Items

  1. The Justification for Designating the Russian Imperial Movement as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

    | by Taylor Chin

    The white supremacist Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) and its leaders Stanislav Vorobyev and Denis Gariev pose an underestimated threat to the United States that may soon call for greater proactive vigilance, such as designating the group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). RIM’s growing threat is evidenced by the group’s two-decade survival, incriminating activity on social media, and uncompromising ideological principles.

  2. Lawful Extremism: The Chinese Exclusion Act

    | by Beth Daviess and J.M. Berger

    The first paper in the “Lawful Extremism” series considered whether the 1856 Dred Scott decision that denied Black people citizenship and constitutional rights functioned as an extremist ideological text. This paper uses the same framework to examine the Chinese Exclusion era, covering roughly 1870-1943, and the anti-Chinese movement that traveled from the fringes to the mainstream, becoming the driving force behind the enaction of the Act.

  3. The Oath Keepers and COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

    CTEC Digital Research Lead Alex Newhouse and Researcher Sean Kitson recently published a brief investigating the activity of far-right militia group the Oath Keepers in the time of COVID-19.