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  • Published: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761046353
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $12.99

Rise of the Extreme Right: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special

The New Global Extremism and the Threat to Democracy




A detailed examination of the right-wing extremism Australia is facing right now, from the Lowy Institute.

ASIO says right-wing extremism now makes up half its case load, and that it anticipates a terrorist attack on Australian soil within the year. There has been a 250% increase in right-wing terrorism globally. So what exactly is right-wing extremism and how is its potential for violence growing? Why is it a global problem? How does it threaten democracy and what should we do about it? Rise of the Extreme Right will answer these questions while situating Australia within the global threat landscape.

  • Published: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761046353
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

Lydia Khalil

Lydia Khalil is a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute and an Associate Research Fellow at Deakin University. She began her counterterrorism and national security career after the September 11th attacks. She is a recognised expert on terrorism and extremism, having worked for the White House Office of Homeland Security, US Department of Defense, the New York Police Department, Boston Police Department and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a frequent media commentator and has been widely published.

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