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New Nationalism

Running on nationalist and often racist platforms, far right parties have gone from the streets into government, enjoying renewed popularity on local and national levels throughout Europe. In eastern Germany, the far-right NPD party has a foothold at state and local levels.

Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2018

In the wake of far-right unrest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, investigators have uncovered a suspected neo-Nazi terror cell thought to have been planning a major attack. The arrests show how self-confident extremists have become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Fog of Disinformation: German Security Chief a Thorn in Merkel's Side

The Fog of Disinformation: German Security Chief a Thorn in Merkel's Side

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2018

The president of Germany's domestic intelligence agency cast doubt on whether foreigners were attacked by right-wing extremists in Chemnitz recently. And now he has become a significant problem for Chancellor Angela Merkel. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Return of the Ugly German? The Riots in Chemnitz and Their Aftermath

Return of the Ugly German? The Riots in Chemnitz and Their Aftermath

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2018

In Chemnitz, refugees find themselves under threat by neo-Nazis and hooligans. Politicians have pledged to take a hard line against right-wing extremist violence, but they look helpless nonetheless. Meanwhile, the right wing seems to have the upper hand in Saxony. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2018

For the second straight day, right-wing extremists took control of the streets in the eastern German city of Chemnitz as the police lacked sufficient personnel to stop them. Hitler greetings were in no short supply. By Raphael Thelen in Chemnitz, Germany more... Comment ]


NSU Network: The Many Shortcomings of Germany's Neo-Nazi Terror Trial

NSU Network: The Many Shortcomings of Germany's Neo-Nazi Terror Trial

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2018

The right-wing extremist terror cell known as the National Socialist Underground ultimately murdered 10 people. The trial ended last week, but plenty of questions remain about the group's numerous accomplices. By Maik Baumgärtner more... Comment ]

Refugee and Soldier: The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

Refugee and Soldier: The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2017

A suspected right-wing extremist German army officer is thought to have been planning an attack. As part of his preparation, he registered as a refugee from Syria. Now, Franco A. has been arrested in a perplexing case full of riddles. By Jörg Diehl and Matthias Gebauer more... Comment ]


Emboldened by Success: Trump Election Boosts European Populists

Emboldened by Success: Trump Election Boosts European Populists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2016

Donald Trump's election has bolstered both right-wing and left-wing populist parties in Europe. Despite ideological differences, they share a rejection of the establishment and the liberal order. Are they about to change the world? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'Reichsbürger' Shooting: An Anti-Government Group Turns Violent

'Reichsbürger' Shooting: An Anti-Government Group Turns Violent

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2016

After a series of increasingly violent encounters between German authorities and Reichsbürger, a group that rejects the legitimacy of the German government, officials are concerned that they are radicalizing -- and turning from a nuisance into a threat. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


What's Wrong with Saxony? A Search for the Roots of Fear and Racism

What's Wrong with Saxony? A Search for the Roots of Fear and Racism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2016

For a time after reunification, Saxony was widely considered an eastern German success story. Lately, however, the state's image has darkened. Weekly Pegida marches combined with an ongoing rash of anti-immigrant attacks are raising uncomfortable questions. By Maximilian Popp, Andreas Wassermann and Steffen Winter more... Comment ]

Lying Press? Germans Lose Faith in the Fourth Estate

Lying Press? Germans Lose Faith in the Fourth Estate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 24, 2016

Germans are losing faith in their media. Nowhere is this more apparent than in mistrust of refugee crisis media coverage. Where did journalists go wrong? And how much of this skepticism reflects a preference for rumors over facts? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]