Richard Barrett CMG OBE is a Senior VP at the Soufan Group, a New York-based consulting firm. He is also a fellow of the Royal United Services Institute in London, the New America Foundation in Washington and the Centre for Research and Strategic Studies in Islamabad. From March 2004 to December 2012, Richard was the Coordinator of the UN Al-Qaida / Taliban Monitoring Team, which advises the Security Council on the effective development and implementation of the anctions regime. He was also a member of the Secretary-General’s Task Force established to promote the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Richard has a particular interest in issues to do with countering violent extremism. Before working for the UN, Richard had a full career with the British Government, serving both in the UK and abroad. He was in charge of overseas counter-terrorist work before and after the attacks of 9/11.
In this Research Paper, Samantha Kutner explores the scripts and narratives that attract the members of crypto-fascist extremist organisations with an in-depth analysis of the Proud Boys.
On April 15, 2020, German police arrested four suspected members of an Islamic State (ISIS) cell. All four men were Tajik nationals but appear to have been residents of North Rhine-Westphalia at the time of their arrest. They are suspected of joining ISIS in January 2019 and subsequently receiving orders from high-ranking ISIS members in […]
On the evening of February 19th, a shooter opened fire at a shisha bar and a kiosk in Hanau, Germany killing nine people and injuring more. After the attack, the suspect apparently returned to his home, killed his mother, and committed suicide. He shared a manifesto detailing the racist and supremacist background of the attack. While […]