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Alejandro Beutel

Alejandro Beutel

Non-Resident Fellow

Alejandro J. Beutel is a Non-Resident Fellow at the New Lines Institute, specializing in the study and analysis of violent and non-violent Islamist and far-right movements. He is also a Research Affiliate at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
From August 2017 to March 1, 2019 he was a Senior Research Analyst at Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Intelligence Project where he monitored U.S. far-right extremism and hate, focusing primarily on the anti-Muslim and antigovernmental “Patriot” movements. Prior to SPLC, Beutel was a Researcher for Countering Violent Extremism at START, focused on the narratives of violent U.S. far-right and Al-Qaeda and ISIS-associated actors. In 2014, Beutel was the Policy and Research Engagement Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), an applied research think-tank specializing in the study and promotion of evidence-based development strategies for positive civic, social, and political engagement outcomes for American Muslim communities.

Beutel graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 with a Master of Public Policy. He also has a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

Latest Articles

Assessing the Non-Profit Security Grant Program After Colleyville

Assessing the Non-Profit Security Grant Program After Colleyville

The U.S. government’s Non-Profit Security Grant Program helps religious institutions and secular nonprofits enhance security. Changes to the program could make it more accessible and more effective.

Far-Right Nativism: Its Geopolitical Effects and Its Future in North America and Europe

Far-Right Nativism: Its Geopolitical Effects and Its Future in North America and Europe

Far-right nativist ideas have become more mainstream in Europe and North America. In this Intelligence Briefing, Alejandro Beutel and Hikmet Karčić examine what that means for the future and how nativist actors’ influence flows between countries and across the Atlantic.

The Three Percenters: A Look Inside an Anti-Government Militia

The Three Percenters: A Look Inside an Anti-Government Militia

The U.S. far-right milieu is not monolithic. It can be divided into at least five sections: racist extremism, namely white nationalism/supremacy; anti-government extremism; nativist extremism; anti-abortion extremism; and male supremacy.

As U.S. Elections Near, the Risk of Extremist Violence Increases

As U.S. Elections Near, the Risk of Extremist Violence Increases

The country faces a growing risk of continued civil disturbance, including threats and acts of further political violence that strain limited law enforcement resources.