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 and Strategy (1973). Brodie’s ideas remain at the center of security debates to this day. One of the first analysts to cross between official and academic environments, he pioneered the very model of civilian influence that Contemporary Security Policy represents. Contemporary Security Policy is honored to acknowledge the permission of Brodie’s son, Dr. Bruce R. Brodie, to use his father’s name.
The co-winners of the 2022 Bernard Brodie Prize are:
- Eleanor Gordon and Katrina Lee-Koo, “Addressing the security needs of adolescent girls in protracted crises: Inclusive, responsive, and effective?”, January 2021;
- Elvira Rosert and Frank Sauer, “How (not) to stop the killer robots: A comparative analysis of humanitarian disarmament campaign strategies”, January 2021.
These articles were selected by a jury consisting of six members of the Editorial Board: Tobias Bunde, Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Yee Kuang Heng, Nicole Jenne, Maria Rost Rublee, and Carmen Wunderlich. The jury selected the winners from a shortlist put together by the Editor-in-Chief Hylke Dijkstra. This shortlist also included:
- Linus Hagström and Karl Gustafsson, “The limitations of strategic narratives: The Sino-American struggle over the meaning of COVID-19”, October 2021;
- Ryan Shandler, Michael L. Gross, and Daphna Canetti, “A fragile public preference for cyber strikes: Evidence from survey experiments in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel”, April 2021;
- Jonathan Tappe and Fredrik Doeser, “A machine learning approach to the study of German strategic culture”, October 2021.
The previous winners of Bernard Brodie Prize are:
- Jeffrey Berejikian and Zachary Zwald, “Why language matters: Shaping public risk tolerance during deterrence crises”, October 2020;
- Tracey German, “Harnessing protest potential: Russian strategic culture and the colored revolutions”, October 2020.
- Jo Jakobsen and Tor G. Jakobsen, “Tripwires and free-riders: Do forward-deployed U.S. troops reduce the willingness of host-country citizens to fight for their country?”, April 2019.
- David H. Ucko and Thomas A. Marks, “Violence in context: Mapping the strategies and operational art of irregular warfare”, April 2018;
- Betcy Jose, “Not completely the new normal: How Human Rights Watch tried to suppress the targeted killing norm”, August 2017;
- Martin Senn and Jodok Troy, “The transformation of targeted killing and international order”, August 2017;
- Trine Flockhart, “The coming multi-order world”, April 2016;
- John Mitton, “Selling Schelling Short: Reputations and American Coercive Diplomacy after Syria”, December 2015;
- Wyn Bowen and Matthew Moran, “Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Case Study in Hedging”, April 2014;
- Nick Ritchie, “Valuing and Devaluing Nuclear Weapons”, April 2013;
- Patrick M. Morgan, “The State of Deterrence in International Politics Today”, April 2012;
- Sebastian Mayer, “Embedded Politics, Growing Informalization? How Nato and the EU Transform Provision of External Security”, August 2011;
- Jeffrey Knopf, “The Fourth Wave in Deterrence Research”, April 2010;
- Diane E. Davis, “Non-State Armed Actors, New Imagined Communities, and Shifting Patterns of Sovereignty and Insecurity in the Modern World”, August 2009.