Explorations of the Global Far Right

Whither the Ukrainian Far Right?

February 1, 2015

Introduction The early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine that took place in May and October 2014, respectively proved to be disastrous for the Ukrainian parties of the political far right. Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of Svoboda, the All-Ukrainian Union Freedom party, obtained 1.16% of the vote in the presidential election, while his party secured […]

Aleksandr Dugin and Greece’s SYRIZA Connection

January 28, 2015

Following the previous article on the far left/right coalition government in Greece, I was asked to provide more comments on the connections between SYRIZA and Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin. First of all, a few words about Dugin himself (interested readers will find my longer piece on Dugin here, and a thesis on him by my colleague Andreas […]

Greek Left-Wing SYRIZA Forms a Coalition with the Pro-Kremlin Far Right

January 26, 2015

After a landslide victory in the early parliamentary elections held on 25 January 2015, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) that secured 149 seats in the new parliament has surprised the left-wing voters and sympathisers by agreeing to form, already on 26 January, a coalition government with the far right Independent Greeks party […]

Patriot of Ukraine and Maidan

January 9, 2015

A Comment on the Involvement of the Patriot of Ukraine in the Ukrainian Revolution Adrian Karatnycky, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, has written a good article, titled “Warlords and armed groups threaten Ukraine’s rebuilding“, in which he discusses important issues related to today’s Ukraine. In March this year, I wrote that the newly-elected (then acting) government […]

A Putin in the Heart of Europe?

December 23, 2014

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s declaration in summer 2014 that his government was going “to build an illiberal nation state” was far from a revelation. Rather, it was a statement of a long-acknowledged fact: Orbán’s Hungary is increasingly becoming a right-wing authoritarian kleptocracy bearing a growing resemblance to Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The pro-Putin United Russia […]

Center for Eurasian Strategic Intelligence, a Fraudulent “Hawkish” Think Tank

December 15, 2014

Readers of this blog may have heard of the Center for Eurasian Strategic Intelligence (CESI) that seems to promote a “hawkish” view on Russia’s foreign policy. In his Twitter, Edward Lucas has recently raised doubts about the authenticity of this organisation, and, as I found out, for a good reason. Let’s have a closer look […]

Russian Fascist Aleksandr Dugin Gathering Intelligence on the French Military

November 28, 2014

A leaked report written by Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin on 17 December 2013 (and published by the Anonymous International) suggests that he has been trying to gather intelligence on the French military circles. In his report, Dugin describes a closed meeting of the French association “Civisme Défense Armée Nation” (Citizenship, Defense, Army, Nation, CiDAN) that […]

The French Far Right Secure a €9m Loan From a Russian Bank Close to Putin

November 27, 2014

Update: As of writing this article the report was that National Front would receive a €9m loan from a Kremlin-linked bank. In a newer report, EU Observer is now reporting that the total amount of the loan may be €40. — Editors Writing for Mediapart, Marine Turchi reveals that the far right French Front National […]

Russians Involved in the Fake Elections in Eastern Ukraine

November 17, 2014

Vienna, Austria November 13, 2014 Most Members of Russia’s ‘Election Monitoring’ NGO Were Member’s of Russia’s Parliament 2014-11-17 15:34:52 According to the article “Ukraine Tensions Rise as U.S., EU Weigh More Sanctions” published by Bloomberg on November 13, 2014, officials from the EU and U.S. meeting in Brussels “will weigh further sanctions against Russia’s economy […]

Russian Extreme-Right White Rex Organisation Engaged in Training British Neo-Nazi Thugs

November 10, 2014

In a revealing article for The Daily Star, Scott Hesketh and Colin Cortbus write about training camps in Wales where neo-Nazi thugs “are being drilled in unarmed combat and fighting using knives and assault rifles”. According to the authors, anti-terror police are monitoring the activities of the training camps which – under the leadership of […]