In foreign and defence policy, Trump is more about continuity than change

In foreign and defence policy, Trump is more about continuity than change

Trump’s nuclear position is less an unknown quantity and more a Frankenstein-esque assemblage of familiar Republican worldviews. His conviction that “rogue states” should not get their hands on nuclear weapons is firmly in the tradition of George W Bush.

Ten most downloaded articles of 2016

Ten most downloaded articles of 2016

These are the ten most downloaded articles of 2016.

Forum: African security

Forum: African security

African security, particularly conflict-related political violence, is a key concern in international relations. This forum seeks to advance existing research agendas by addressing four key themes.

Caveats in coalition operations: Why do states restrict their military efforts?

Caveats in coalition operations: Why do states restrict their military efforts?

Caveats refer to the reservations states impose on how their forces can operate when assigned to a military coalition operation. Many argue that caveats have been a particular problem for unity of effort in multinational military coalition operations in the…

Israel and the Gulf States: Towards a Tacit Security Regime?

Israel and the Gulf States: Towards a Tacit Security Regime?

The nuclear threat posed by Iran has brought Israel and the Gulf States closer together. This nascent tacit security regime allows these countries to address the common threat while sidestepping the more intractable issue of Palestinian statehood.

Why China bothers about THAAD Missile Defense

Why China bothers about THAAD Missile Defense

The United States has announced that it will deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to the Republic of Korea. China has objected as it fears encirclement. The United States should continue to engage with China via official and other channels to mitigate concerns and avoid misperceptions.

APRIL 2017 ISSUE – TABLE OF CONTENTS

APRIL 2017 ISSUE – TABLE OF CONTENTS

The April 2017 issue includes articles on nuclear alliances, Donald Trump, and security dilemmas between India and Pakistan. It also includes a debate on President Trump and a forum on African security.

Changes to the Editorial Board

Changes to the Editorial Board

Contemporary Security Policy has an active Editorial Board, which reflects its aims and scope and its worldwide audience. The membership of Editorial Board is updated on an annual basis to capture emerging research agendas and to give new colleagues the opportunity to contribute to the development of the journal.

Nuclear weapons, U.S. alliances, and Donald Trump

Nuclear weapons, U.S. alliances, and Donald Trump

Donald Trump has repeatedly called into question the collective defence arrangements in NATO. He has also suggested that Asian allies go nuclear. What will be the impact of the Trump Presidency on U.S. nuclear alliances?

The 2017 Bernard Brodie Prize

The 2017 Bernard Brodie Prize

Contemporary Security Policy awards the Bernard Brodie Prize annually to the author(s) of an outstanding article published in the journal the previous year. The award is named after Dr. Bernard Brodie (1918-1978), author of The Absolute Weapon (1946), Strategy in the Missile Age (1958) and War…