The Counterproductive Consequences of America's Vicarious Wars

The Counterproductive Consequences of America’s Vicarious Wars

In seeking to confront various security threats while simultaneously evading associated military and political costs, America has come to rely on the vicarious warfighting approaches of delegation, danger-proofing and darkness.

Defense cooperation 2.0: The challenge of trilateral and quadrilateral defense arrangements in the Indo-Asia-Pacific

Defense cooperation 2.0: The challenge of trilateral and quadrilateral defense arrangements in the Indo-Asia-Pacific

Despite heightened tensions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region–and increased calls for trilateral and quadrilateral defense arrangements–the United States and its allies find it difficult to establish multilateral defense cooperation.

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…

Forum: Multinational Rapid Response

Forum: Multinational Rapid Response

Many international organizations have invested significant resources in rapid response mechanisms, often with limited results. This forum compares the experiences of the United Nations, NATO, European Union and African Union.

The 2018 Bernard Brodie Prize

The 2018 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…

Call for the 2019 Anniversary Special Issue

Call for the 2019 Anniversary Special Issue

Contemporary Security Policy is seeking proposals for the anniversary special issue to be published in 2019 (volume 40). The special issue should address a topic within the aims and scope of the journal. One of the oldest peer reviewed journals…

The 2018 Bernard Brodie Prize

The 2018 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…

Special Issue: Targeted Killing and International Order

Special Issue: Targeted Killing and International Order

Contemporary Security Policy has published a special issue on The Transformation of Targeted Killing and International Order edited by Martin Senn and Jodok Troy.

Why September 11 and drones don’t tell the whole story about targeted killings

Why September 11 and drones don’t tell the whole story about targeted killings

To understand the proliferation of target killing as a new method of warfare, we have to look beyond events like 9/11 or the emergence of new technology.

How Human Rights Watch Tried to Suppress a Targeted Killing Norm

How Human Rights Watch Tried to Suppress a Targeted Killing Norm

The United States has been trying to build support for its case that its targeted killings should be considered legal. Human Rights Watch has been trying to resist this effort. This clash offers us deeper insights into how the global rules of the game are determined.