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The Islamic State's Drone Innovation (2023)
Book Chapter
Archambault, E., & Veilleux-Lepage, Y. (in press). The Islamic State's Drone Innovation. In J. P. Rogers (Ed.), De Gruyter Handbook of Drone Warfare. Berlin: De Gruyter

This chapter provides a survey of IS’ drone program, how it came to embody this most salient menace, and how IS innovated in its use of drones. To this end, we outline how IS built structures to centralise drone development and modification, as well... Read More about The Islamic State's Drone Innovation.

Learning from Foes: How Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists Embrace and Mimic Islamic State's Use of Emerging Technologies (2022)
Report
Archambault, E., Veilleux-Lepage, Y., & Daymon, C. (2022). Learning from Foes: How Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists Embrace and Mimic Islamic State's Use of Emerging Technologies. London: Global Network on Extremism and Technology

This report concerns itself with terrorist technical innovation, particularly with regards to terrorists’ incorporation of emerging technologies into their practices. More specifically, it investigates, through the elaboration of a theoretical learni... Read More about Learning from Foes: How Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists Embrace and Mimic Islamic State's Use of Emerging Technologies.

Making Drone Violence Strategic: A Conceptual Genealogy of Remote Warfare (2022)
Thesis
Archambault, E. (2021). Making Drone Violence Strategic: A Conceptual Genealogy of Remote Warfare. (Thesis). University of Durham. https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/2292011

This thesis studies the development of the contemporary employment of armed drones within a conceptual genealogy of aerial and remote warfare. While significant attention has been devoted either to the novelty of drone warfare, or to its political, l... Read More about Making Drone Violence Strategic: A Conceptual Genealogy of Remote Warfare.

Liberal Democratic Killing (2022)
Newspaper / Magazine
Archambault, E. (2022). Liberal Democratic Killing. [Books and Ideas / La vie des idées]

Book review. Targeted assassination campaigns seem increasingly well established as a newly prevalent way of war. Through a comparison between the United States and Israel’s practices of assassination, Amélie Férey analyses the discourses which legit... Read More about Liberal Democratic Killing.

Drone imagery in Islamic State propaganda: flying like a state (2020)
Journal Article
Veilleux-Lepage, Y., & Archambault, E. (2020). Drone imagery in Islamic State propaganda: flying like a state. International Affairs, 96(4), 955-973. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiaa014

This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the Islamic State's use of images taken by drones, drawing on a dataset of ISIS propaganda images from October 2016 to December 2018. Analysing the three principal uses of drone imagery by ISIS—images... Read More about Drone imagery in Islamic State propaganda: flying like a state.

The Soldiers of Odin in Canada: The failure of a transnational ideology (2019)
Book Chapter
Archambault, E., & Veilleux-Lepage, Y. (2019). The Soldiers of Odin in Canada: The failure of a transnational ideology. In T. Bjørgo, & M. Mareš (Eds.), Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities (272-285). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429485619

This chapter examines the ideology and organization of the Soldiers of Odin in Canada, as well as the causes of the separation of the Canadian Soldiers of Odin from the Finnish leadership of the movement in April 2017, along with its aftermath. The c... Read More about The Soldiers of Odin in Canada: The failure of a transnational ideology.

Mapping Transnational Extremist Networks: An Exploratory Study of the Soldiers of Odin’s Facebook Network, Using Integrated Social Network Analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Veilleux-Lepage, Y., & Archambault, E. (2019). Mapping Transnational Extremist Networks: An Exploratory Study of the Soldiers of Odin’s Facebook Network, Using Integrated Social Network Analysis

This article argues that social network analyses of the online communications and structures of right-wing extremist groups can allow researchers to obtain otherwise hard-to-get insights into the ideology, rhetoric, and behaviour of groups. This is i... Read More about Mapping Transnational Extremist Networks: An Exploratory Study of the Soldiers of Odin’s Facebook Network, Using Integrated Social Network Analysis.

Targeted Killing, Technologies of Violence, and Society (2018)
Journal Article
Archambault, E. (2018). Targeted Killing, Technologies of Violence, and Society. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 47(1), 142-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305829818779124

This article addresses the interaction between policies of targeted killing and wider social forces, particularly technology, through three recently published books. I suggest that while Ian Shaw’s Predator Empire does well to draw attention to the e... Read More about Targeted Killing, Technologies of Violence, and Society.