Russia’s Night Wolves in Australia

Russia’s Night Wolves in Australia

Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

This paper draws on open-source primary and secondary materials to explore the characteristics of the Night Wolves’ Australian department. Findings indicate the Australian Night Wolves maintain aspects of the motorcycle club subculture, but the club’s ideology has influenced the meaning behind these activities and symbols. The Australian cohort is well-connected with the Night Wolves’ international leadership, those linked to the conflict in Ukraine and far-right groups in the Balkans. Australian Night Wolves members involvement in international networks and events places them at risk of engaging in activities that amplify community tensions and undermine sovereignty.

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Harris, K. (2021). Russia’s Night Wolves in Australia. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. DOI: 10.1080/18335330.2021.2014549

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