As Germany heads into an election that will see Angela Merkel step down after 16 years as chancellor, she leaves behind a country profoundly changed — and anxious about changing more.
In the next national Parliament, the far-right Alternative for Germany party is likely to remain a pariah force. But it looks assured, too, of a role in shaping the country’s future.
A Montana town reflects on its effort to drive former President Donald J. Trump’s extremist supporters back to the fringes.
For some reactionaries, a victory over “liberalism” is something to gloat about.
There’s something to be said for talking, and listening, to even unreasonable antagonists.
A timeline of key moments for understanding the far right in modern Germany.
The vandalism came just days after the statue was unveiled, and only a day before the officer who killed Mr. Floyd was to be sentenced.
The move against the unit in Frankfurt is the latest by German authorities to clamp down on a rise in far-right networks in several state security units and in the military.
Yes, the civil liberties group is divided. What else is new?
Far-right movements have long dreamed of a moment that ends society as we’ve known it. Now, experts say, so-called accelerationist thinking is proliferating in ways that could destabilize democracy.
“Day X,” a new five-part audio documentary from The Times, examines the rise of a new brand of extremism, and one shadowy figure in the middle of it.
Ioannis Lagos was a leading member of the extreme-right and now-defunct Golden Dawn, which rose to prominence in Greece’s Parliament in 2012 at the peak of the country’s financial crisis.
John Cameron Denton, 27, and his co-conspirators, who targeted journalists, a cabinet secretary and a Black church, were fueled by racial animosity, federal prosecutors said.
Almost four decades after officials dismantled the Order, a violent far-right group, experts see echoes in the far right of today.
Ioannis Lagos, sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Greek court for his part in running the fascist Golden Dawn party, had been immune from extradition as an elected member of the European Union’s legislature.
Benjamin Hannam, 22, is the first British police officer to be convicted of a terrorism offense, according to the local news media. He joined the neo-Nazi group National Action in 2016 and became a police officer in 2018.
Christopher A. Wray condemned the Capitol riot and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that agents had opened 2,000 domestic terrorism inquiries in recent years.
Alternative for Germany may be deemed a “suspected case” of extremist activity. The United States should take note.
The designation could see bank accounts linked to the group frozen and assets seized, while also expanding police investigative powers.
The 2019 killing appeared to be the country’s first political assassination by a far-right extremist since the end of World War II.
Leaderless but united by racist ideology that has been supercharged by social media, extremists have built a web of real and online connections that worry officials.
An ideological jumble of far-right extremists and hate groups flourished under President Trump and claimed new energy after the attack on the Capitol. Now they are debating their next moves.
The 1978 novel, which Amazon recently removed from its site, depicts a right-wing assault on the Capitol. Scholars say the parallels with last week’s insurrection are clear and chilling.
It might be time to crack down, rather than reach out.
Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany have fed concerns about far-right infiltration.
Johnny Roman Garza, 21, working with a neo-Nazi group, researched home addresses for potential targets and put up a threatening poster at the home of a journalist, prosecutors said.
Mr. Metzger, a former Klansman and the founder of the White Aryan Resistance, was one of the most influential leaders of the white power movement.
Two members of the Base, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi group, were accused of trying to threaten a host of a podcast that describes itself as “confronting white nationalism.”
In “Culture Warlords,” Talia Lavin immerses herself among white supremacists and neo-Nazis, then tells us what she found.
To research and write “Culture Warlords,” Talia Lavin created fake identities and interacted with far-right communities online.
The neo-fascist party’s leaders were convicted of running a criminal organization, and some of its members were found guilty of acts of violence.
Marian Kotleba, the head of a neo-fascist political party, was convicted of spreading an ideology aimed at suppressing democratic rights and freedoms.
As the U.S. conspiracy theory goes global, it has found fertile ground in the putsch fantasies and anti-Semitic tropes long popular on Germany’s far-right fringe. Counterterrorism officials worry.
A report by the domestic intelligence agency listed more than 1,400 instances in which soldiers, police officers and intelligence officials were suspected of extremist actions, posing “a significant danger.”
Thirty years after Germany came back together, the former East has become the stronghold of a once-marginalized movement that now sits in Parliament.
America’s failure to deal with the white power movement.
A police department in western Germany discovered five chat groups with extremist content, feeding concerns about far-right infiltration of the country’s security services.
The vast majority of veterans do not join militias, but some fast-growing militias have many veterans among their ranks.
Germany has handled the pandemic well and its government enjoys high public trust. But the minority opposing coronavirus rules includes a far-right faction that worries officials.
Thousands had gathered in the German capital. But the protest was shut down before reaching its destination for failing to obey social distancing rules.
The new book, by the journalist Seyward Darby, follows three American women who have little in common but racial hatred.
The German military’s infiltration by far-right extremists should be a warning for how we confront our own troubled history.
Germany has woken up to a problem of far-right extremism in its elite special forces. But the threat of neo-Nazi infiltration of state institutions is much broader.
To stop hate, we have to understand it.
After plastic explosives and Nazi memorabilia were found at an elite soldier’s home, Germany worries about a problem of far-right infiltration at the heart of its democracy.
For years, far-right extremists were tolerated inside Germany’s most elite military unit. An underground bunker of explosives has woken the authorities to an alarming problem.
Worn by extremists toting assault rifles, the shirt has gone from dad symbol to battle flag.
The soldier, an Army private, confessed that he hoped to cause “the deaths of as many of his fellow service members as possible,” federal prosecutors said.
The pandemic marginalized the far right, as Germans rallied behind Angela Merkel. But the reopening has brought them back, and they are preparing to seize new opportunities.
White supremacists seek to stoke the fear and disruption caused by the pandemic to push their agenda and to recruit.