Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is an Assistant Professor of Terrorism and Political Violence at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Dr. Veilleux-Lepage’s research interests include the creation of online narratives and propaganda which fosters or normalizes terrorism; historical antecedents to terrorism; far-right extremism and the transnational links of far-right groups; ideological and technical diffusion, and the application of evolutionary approaches to social sciences. Dr Veilleux-Lepage is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Senior Research Associate of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society.
Key ICCT Publications:
Veilleux-Lepage, Y. CTRL, HATE, PRINT: Terrorists and the appeal of 3D-printed weapons. Perspective, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 13 July 2021.
Veilleux-Lepage, Y. The Christchurch Attack Report: Key Takeaways on Tarrant’s Radicalization and Attack Planning. Perspective, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 18 December 2020.
This Policy Brief outlines several approaches that can be adopted by U.S. policymakers to address the challenges posed by militia violent extremist groups.
Drawing on the Buffalo shooting, this Perspective considers what insights can be gathered to tackle violent right-wing content online.