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founded in the year 2010
City Leipzip
Legal form GmbH (Ltd)
founder Jürgen Elsässer
type of institution Magazine
Networks Neue Rechte
Last revision 14.06.2017
Output of Compact 2023
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The monthly magazine "Compact - Magazine for Sovereignty" is chief edited by Jürgen Elsässer. It is a "Querfront" magazine - meaning that its aim is to unite far left and far right actors through shared tropes - and has been seen as a mouthpiece of the AfD party and also Pegida. The "Querfront" strategy goes back to the 1920s where e.g. the then chancellor Kurt von Schleicher tried to unite all anti-democratic forces against the Weimar Republic in order to form a union across the left and right.

Organizational Structure and Funding


Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).


People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.

Katrin Zieske


People or legal entities that either support the Think Tank with their reputation or with their money.

Working mode, goals

Besides the print journal and the website, Compact also has a Youtube channel called Compact-TV, moderated by Katrin Ziske. The magazine has a print run of 85.000. The magazine is very close to the right wing of the AfD, i.e. its East German members. For example, Andre Poggenburg of AfD Sachsen-Anhalt gave interviews only to Compact after the Land elections there. Elsässer refers to the AfD as the party of the "silent majority" and describes Commpact as the voice of the silent majority. Compact sees all other media as "Lügenpresse", the lying media.

Cooperations with Think Tanks

Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Compact

While the section above shows Think Tanks the Compact claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Compact. NONE

Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks


We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.

  • German identity
  • German politics
  • disappearance of German nation
  • Euro
  • European identity