In claiming the election was "stolen" from him and using the office of the president to the benefit of his family, Trump dips into the authoritarian playbook to convert power into property.
Incoming US president Joe Biden can't mend a broken US democracy alone. Other liberal democracies, including NZ, need to get involved.
The U.S. illustrates this week that changing a nation's leader without rethinking the system he or she is upholding is no longer acceptable for citizens. We need an improved form of democracy.
European figureheads have spoken out against Capitol rioters but also know they have problems in their own back yard.
Far-right activists and white supremacists may choose to create what they call their "1776 moment" closer to home.
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
Rioters claimed to be defending democracy but they've made it harder for peaceful citizens to engage with lawmakers.
Journalists say that if they are forced to turn over to law enforcement any news information they have gathered, it will erode the trust of sources and the public – and place them in danger.
Extremist groups like the Proud Boys get white supremacy into headlines. But all white people benefit from white supremacy, whether they know it or not.
Different groups carried their own symbols at the riot, but they all share a common idea.
The president's language sounded less presidential and more inflammatory in the weeks leading up to the riots.
It's unclear whether Women for America First, the 'social welfare group' that obtained a permit for the pro-Trump rally that let to a siege on the Capitol, could be held liable.
The fusing of Christian nationalism and violent extremism on display during the attack on the US Capitol can be traced, in part, to two incidents in the early 1990s.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
Fascists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white supremacists have historically been agile adopters of the internet — and they know how to use it to their advantage.
Trump supporters have staked a claim to the US Constitution and the founding era of the country in their battle against what they perceive as an 'illegitimate' government.
Trump's hero's journey was etched for all to see in his favorite medium.
Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
The FBI has long warned that white supremacist groups are seeking to infiltrate police, which makes the events of Jan. 6 all the more concerning.