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Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and the School of Education at American University, where she directs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL). Her most recent book is "Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right."

Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and the School of Education at American University, where she directs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL). Her most recent book is "Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right."

Latest from Cynthia Miller-Idriss

4h ago

How the loss of Roe directly serves white supremacists' horrifying plot

Some white supremacist groups see rape of white women as an “extremely effective” way to increase white births. After the death of Roe, the ideology is all the more horrifying.
19d ago

Extremism in the military is a serious national security threat. The GOP needs to act like it

Germany is taking its problem with extremists in the military seriously.
28d ago

The Jan. 6 hearings will not prevent the next wave of extremism

What we need right now is a massive investment in and commitment to countering disinformation at all levels.
90d ago

The racist theory that allegedly motivated the Buffalo shooter suspect, explained

The conspiracy theory is so powerful because it can easily be directed toward any demographic group seen as a threat to white people
99d ago

Tucker Carlson is the No. 1 champion of this leading far-right conspiracy

How Tucker Carlson revived and supercharged the white supremacist “great replacement” conspiracy.
107d ago

How right-wing extremists weaponize the idea of motherhood

Women play a more significant role in far-right extremist movements than is often acknowledged.
140d ago

Russia's misguided 'denazification' of Ukraine is a self-fulfilling prophecy

How a relatively small private pro-state battalion in Ukraine triggered a global surge in neo-Nazi recruitment.
145d ago

Pandemic fitness trends have gone extreme — literally

White supremacists' latest scheme to valorize violence and hypermasculinity has gone digital.
160d ago

Fighting Russia in Ukraine sadly appeals to racist, far-right extremists

Counterterrorism officials are paying attention to the increased risks posed by volunteers from around the globe who are making their way to Ukraine.
186d ago

Canada's 'nationwide insurrection' is bringing together an unlikely and alarming alliance

Around the world, far right activists are watching what’s happening in Canada with fantasies of similar resistance in their own countries.
206d ago

Texas synagogue hostage-taker's antisemitism not taken seriously by the FBI

The FBI's statement that the hostage attack wasn't antisemitic failed to capture the very nature of antisemitism.