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Yannick Veilleux-Lepage: What do aircraft hijackings tell us about terrorist innovation?

Canadian scholar Yannick Veilleux-Lepage walks us through the ‘evolution’ of this phenomenon.

Remember ‘take this plane to Cuba”?  What if I told you that airplane hijackings as a technique go back to the 1930s! 

Canadian scholar Yannick Veilleux-Lepage walks us through the ‘evolution’ of this phenomenon.

About my guest Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is an Assistant Professor of Terrorism and Political violence at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

His 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 theory to social sciences.

How Terror Evolves, The Emergence and Spread of Terrorist Techniques

Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

This book contextualizes the use of terror as part of wider movements of political contention, demonstrating that terroristic innovation occurs as part of wider historical processes rather than in a vacuum.

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