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Daryl Johnson

Daryl Johnson

Non-Resident Fellow

Daryl Johnson is one of the foremost experts on domestic extremist groups in the US. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at the New Lines Institute.

Beginning his career as a civilian in the US Army, Johnson has held a number of government positions, most recently as senior analyst at the Department of Homeland Security. He is currently the founder of DT Analytics, a private consulting firm for law enforcement. He is also regularly cited, featured, or quoted in media covering domestic extremist groups in the US, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, National Public Radio, MSNBC, CNN, and NBC Nightly News, among many others. He is the author of “Hateland: A Long, Hard Look at America’s Extremist Heart”
(Prometheus Books, 2019) and “Right-Wing Resurgence: How a Domestic Terrorism Threat Is Being Ignored” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).

Johnson is also a freelance writer for various media and civil rights organizations. In 2012, he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on hate crimes and the threat of domestic extremism.

Latest Articles

Protecting the U.S. Government from Far-Right Insider Threats

Protecting the U.S. Government from Far-Right Insider Threats

Ample evidence shows that people adhering to far-right extremist ideologies have worked for the U.S. government and obtained security clearances and have abused their access to information and resources. In this report. Alejandro Beutel and Daryl Johnson examine this evidence and make recommendations for the U.S. government to prevent infiltration by extremists who could endanger the country.

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.

Far-Right Extremist Mobilization Surges During U.S. Unrest

Far-Right Extremist Mobilization Surges During U.S. Unrest

The increased risk of further turmoil, and ideologically motivated violence.