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:
Van Dongen, T., Veilleux-Lepage, Y., Leidig, E., and Rigault Arkhis, H. Right-Wing Extremism in the Military. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 25 May 2022.
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.
On the 9 year anniversary of the Westgate attack, this Perspective takes stock of recent political developments and the evolution of the threat from al-Shabaab within both Somalia and Kenya.
This perspective analyses the recent ECtHR ruling and explains its impact on the policy of European countries to repatriate children that are still in the Northeast Syria camps.
This Perspective will assess five common predictions of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan when they took over a year ago and consider whether things turned out as badly as many believed.