transnational violence-oriented right-wing extremist networks

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023

Transnational linkages between violence-oriented right-wing extremism/terrorism and organized crime: challenges and opportunities for multilateral and institutional cooperation (2023 Counter-Terrorism Week Side-Event)

"During this side event, which is co-hosted by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Department of State of the United States of America and CEP, the major findings of this research will be presented and the incidents and patterns of cooperation of XRIRB networks with organized crime in Austria and the United States of America will be highlighted to illustrate these findings. Given the increasingly transnational nature of both XRIRB as well as organized crime, awareness of the challenges and opportunities for disruption emanating from such cooperation is crucial and requires increased multilateral cooperation

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week is a biennial gathering of Member States and international counter-terrorism partners. The Third Counter-Terrorism Week (CT Week) is scheduled to take place from 19 to 23 June 2023 at the UN Headquarters in New York."

CEP Senior Advisor Alexander Ritzmann writes: "The investigators usually do not uncover the transnational right-wing extremist networks. Because instead of right-wing extremism, the focus is on financially motivated crimes. Drug trafficking instead of Nazi networks. Right-wing extremist drug and arms dealers are often depoliticized in criminal proceedings."

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