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Security Journals

The following list of journals is provided as an educational resource to SPL students and faculty. It is not a complete list of journals to which security and legal scholars can subscribe or submit their work, and we welcome your additions to the list (send to Martin Walls at SPL neither endorses nor ranks the following journals.

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American Journal of International Law
Mission: The distinguished American Journal of International Law (AJIL) has been published quarterly since 1907. It features articles, editorials, notes and comments by pre-eminent scholars on developments in international law and international relations. The Journal contains summaries and analyses of decisions by national and international courts and arbitral or other tribunals, and of contemporary U.S. practice in international law. Each issue lists recent publications in English and other languages, many of which are reviewed in depth. The Journal is indispensable for all professionals working in international law, economics, trade and foreign affairs.
Frequency: Quarterly
Publisher: Columbia University School of Law and University of Miami School of Law

American Political Science Review
Mission: The American Political Science Review  strives to publish scholarly research of exceptional merit, focusing on important issues and demonstrating the highest standards of excellence in conceptualization, exposition, methodology, and craftsmanship. 
Frequency: Quarterly
Publisher: Dept. of Political Science, UCLA

Journal of Applied Security Research 
Mission: The Journal of Applied Security Research: Prevention and Response in Asset Protection, Terrorism and Violence is a one-stop resource on security research, education, and training programs that will help scholars, educators, practitioners, and students meet the increasing need for security in the United States.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Taylor & Francis/Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Journal of Asian Studies
Mission: JAS publishes the very best empirical and multidisciplinary work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies. With coverage reaching from South and Southeast Asia to China, Inner Asia, and Northeast Asia, JAS welcomes broad comparative and transnational studies as well as essays emanating from fine-grained historical, cultural, political, or literary research and interpretation. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Cambridge University

Mission: Astropolitics is dedicated to policy relevant and interdisciplinary analysis of civil, commercial, military, and intelligence space activities. 
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Civil Wars
Mission: Civil Wars brings together academic pieces on all aspects of civil wars, including pieces on key topics such as why state building can degenerate into civil war, how ethnic conflict turns into civil war, the ethics of intervention and the resource implications of such conflicts but also welcomes historical work on conflicts such as the US, Spanish or Chinese civil wars. 
Frequency: Quarterly
Publisher: Routledge

Journal of Cold War Studies
Mission: The Journal of Cold War Studies features peer-reviewed articles based on archival research in the former Communist world and in Western countries. Some articles offer reevaluations of important historical events or themes, emphasizing the changes of interpretation necessitated by declassified documents and new firsthand accounts. Other articles seek to bring new evidence to bear on current theoretical debates. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: The MIT Press for the Harvard Project on Cold War Studies

Comparative Strategy
Mission: The collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of new, potentially hostile regional powers have totally transformed the strategic landscape, forcing a rethinking of the basic assumptions behind Western foreign and defense policy. Drawing on historical perspectives and insights from leading international analysts, Comparative Strategy provides a contextual framework for considering the critical security issues of today and tomorrow.
Frequency: 5 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Journal of Conflict Resolution
Mission: The Journal of Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary journal of social scientific theory and research on human conflict. It focuses especially on international conflict, but its pages are open to a variety of contributions about intergroup conflict, as well as between nations, that may help in understanding problems of war and peace. Reports about innovative applications, as well as basic research, are welcomed, especially when the results are of interest to scholars in several disciplines.
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Sage

Conflict, Security & Development
Mission: Conflict, Security & Development offers policy-relevant analysis of the immense economic and political changes taking place at the global level and their impact on developing and transitional countries. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge/King’s College London

Contemporary Security Policy
Mission: One of the oldest peer reviewed journals in international conflict and security, Contemporary Security Policy promotes theoretically-based research on policy problems of armed violence, peace building and conflict resolution.
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Defence Against Terrorism Review 
Mission: The journal of the Turkey-based NATO anti-terrorism centre of excellence.
Frequency: Up to two issues per year
Publisher: Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism, Turkey

Defence & Peace Economics
Mission: Defence and Peace Economics embraces all aspects of the economics of defence, disarmament, conversion and peace. Examples include the study of alliances and burden-sharing; military spending in developed and developing nations; arms races; terrorism; country surveys; the impact of disarmament on employment and unemployment; the prospects for conversion and the role of public policy in assisting the transition; the costs and benefits of arms control regimes; the arms trade; economic sanctions; the role of the United Nations. 
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Defense & Security Analysis
Mission: Defense & Security Analysis is an independent, interdisciplinary and international journal which is mainly concerned with the field of defense theory and analysis. Whilst endeavouring to be scholarly in both content and style, it is designed to be a forum for exchange of data, ideas and methodological approaches among the professional military, their supporting bureaucracies and academic and independent researchers involved in the analysis of defense policy. A wide range of methodological approaches to defense matters will be encompassed: quantitative, qualitative and speculative.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Defence Studies
Mission: Defence Studies is a scholarly journal aimed at the study of contemporary defence and emergent warfare from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The scope of the journal is set to examine how armed forces seek to engage with conceptual, strategic and operational challenges.
Frequency: Four issues per year
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Diplomatic Courier
Mission: The Diplomatic Courier is an independent publication both in its voice and its organization. Though it publishes opinions from all political spectrums, it strictly follows the most important ideals of freedom of expression, individualism, and fair and balanced journalism. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Independent

Journal of Energy Security
Mission: The coverage of the Journal of Energy Security is global in scope. Our objective is to provide a venue for well stated, interesting and provocative analysis of energy security issues, often missing in the mainstream press. 
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

European Journal of International Relations
Mission: European Journal of International Relations represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. 
Frequency: 4 times per year
Publisher: Sage Publications/Standing Group on International Relations of the European Consortium for Political Research

European Security
Mission: European Security is a forum for discussing challenges and approaches to security within the region as well as for Europe in a global context. The journal seeks to publish critical analyses of policies and developments in European institutions and member states, their relations with European and other immediate neighbours, and their relations with the wider world, including other regional and international organisations. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Foreign Affairs
Mission: Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Policy Bulletin
Mission: Foreign Policy Bulletin aims to be the leading reference periodical for primary source documentation in American foreign policy and international affairs, by providing a timely, systematic record of United States foreign policy. Unaffiliated with any government institution, this unique quarterly brings together major speeches, statements, public reports, and public remarks from US officials; excerpts from Congressional debates; and relevant texts and reports from international organizations.
Frequency: 4 times per year
Publisher: Cambridge University


Global Change, Peace & Security
Mission: Global Change, Peace & Security is a leading refereed journal that addresses the difficult practical and theoretical questions posed by a rapidly globalising world. By focusing on the international dimension of political, economic and cultural life, it cuts across the traditional boundaries that separate states, economies and societies, as well as disciplines and ideologies.
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Harvard National Security Journal
Mission: The Harvard National Security Journal (NSJ) is a student-edited online journal dedicated to improving scholarship and discourse in the field of national security.
Frequency: Once per year
Publisher: Harvard Law School

Journal of Homeland Security
Mission: The Journal of Homeland Security is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the discussion and analysis of issues related to the subject of homeland security. The Journal publishes feature articles, book reviews, commentaries and articles focusing on science and technology relevant to the field of homeland security. 
Publisher: Homeland Security Institute

Homeland Security Affairs
Mission: Homeland Security Affairs is the peer-reviewed online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), providing a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies, and organizational arrangements to strengthen US homeland security. 
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)

Journal of Homeland Security & Emergency Management 
Mission: JHSEM promotes a comprehensive and dynamic perspective, providing readers with up-to-date information regarding the evolving nature of the homeland security and emergency management fields. Recognizing the inherent links between these two fields, the journal aims to serve as a bridge between them, encouraging exploration of their underlying relationships, interactions, and synergies.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: De Gruyter/University of Maryland University College

Infinity Journal 
Mission: Infinity Journal (IJ) is a free, peer-reviewed publication concerned with strategy as a consequence of consciously linking Policy Ends, Strategic Ways, and Military Means.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: The Infinity Group, Israel

Intelligence & National Security
Mission: Intelligence and National Security is the world’s leading academic journal on the role of intelligence in international relations. It examines this issue from a wide range of disciplinary approaches deployed by authors from around the world. Articles on the historical development of professional intelligence agencies provide new perspectives on the evolution of intelligence as a factor in state power in both the domestic and international contexts. Contemporary issues are also addressed using conceptual tools developed in the fields of sociology, law, anthropology, philosophy, political science and international relations. 
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

International and Comparative Law Quarterly
Mission: International & Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ) publishes papers on public and private international law and also comparative law. It has maintained its pre-eminence as one of the earliest and most important journals of its kind, encompassing human rights and European law. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Cambridge University

International Journal of Intelligence & Counterintelligence
Mission: The International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence serves as a medium for professionals and scholars to exchange opinions on issues and challenges encountered by both government and business institutions in making contemporary intelligence-related decisions and policy. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

International Journal of Middle East Studies
Mission: The International Journal of Middle East Studies publishes original research on politics, society and culture in the Middle East from the seventh century to the present day. The journal also covers Spain, south-east Europe, and parts of Africa, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union for subjects of relevance to Middle Eastern civilization. Particular attention is paid to the history, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, literature, and cultural studies of the area and to comparative religion, theology, law, and philosophy. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Cambridge University

International Organization
Mission: International Organization (IO) is a leading peer-reviewed journal that covers the entire field of international affairs. Subject areas include: foreign policies, international relations, international and comparative political economy, security policies, environmental disputes and resolutions, regional integration, alliance patterns and war, bargaining and conflict resolution, economic development and adjustment, and international capital movements.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Cambridge University

International Peacekeeping
Mission: International Peacekeeping examines the theory and practice of peacekeeping and peace operations as instruments of policy at an international level. From a broader perspective the journal also reflects debates about peacebuilding and monitoring of agreements, preventive deployments, sanctions, international policing, protection of aid in internal disputes, and the relationship between peacekeepers, state authorities, rival factions, civilians and non-governmental organizations. 
Frequency: 5 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Journal of International Relations Research 
Mission: The Journal of International Relations Research (JIRR) is an open access, fully peer-reviewed online journal. We are methodologically agnostic, intentionally critical and subject-topic promiscuous. JIRR welcomes content on any discipline that contributes towards the further pursuit of debates and discussions concerning international relations.
Frequency: Up to twice a year
Publisher: Indepenent

International Security
Mission: International Security provides timely analyses of these issues through contributions that reflect diverse points of view and varied professional experiences. This interdisciplinary journal is offered as a vehicle for communication among scholars, scientists, industrialists, military and government officials, and members of the public who bear a continuing concern for this aspect of international life.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University

International Studies Quarterly
Mission: International Studies Quarterly, the official journal of the International Studies Association, seeks to acquaint a broad audience of readers with the best work being done in the variety of intellectual traditions included under the rubric of international studies. Therefore, the editors welcome all submissions addressing this community’s theoretical, empirical, and normative concerns.
Frequency: 4 times per year
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

International Studies Review
Mission: The International Studies Review (ISR) provides a window on current trends and research in international studies worldwide. ISR includes analytical essays, reviews of new books, and a forum in each issue. Essays integrate scholarship, clarify debates, provide new perspectives on research, identify new directions for the field, and present insights into scholarship in various parts of the world. Book reviews focus on books published within the past year that contribute conceptually and empirically to international studies. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

International Theory
Mission: International Theory (IT) promotes theoretical scholarship about the positive, legal, and normative aspects of world politics respectively. IT is open to theory of absolutely all varieties and from all disciplines, provided it addresses problems of politics, broadly defined and pertains to the international. IT welcomes scholarship that uses evidence from the real world to advance theoretical arguments. 
Frequency: 3 times per year
Publisher: Cambridge University

Joint Force Quarterly
Mission: Joint Force Quarterly is published for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, by the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, to promote understanding of the integrated employment of land, sea, air, space, and special operations forces. The journal focuses on joint doctrine, integrated operations, coalition warfare, contingency planning, military operations conducted across the spectrum of conflict, and joint force development.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Korean Journal of Defense Analysis
Mission: Since its first publication in 1989, the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis has been covering a broad range of topics related to foreign policy, defense and international affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge


Medicine, Conflict & Survival
Mission: Medicine, Conflict and Survival is an international journal for all those interested in health aspects of violence and human rights. It covers: the causes and consequences of war and group violence; the health and environmental effects of war and preparations for war, especially from nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction; the influence of war and preparations for war on health and welfare services and the distribution of global resources ; The abuse of human rights, its occurrence, causes and consequences; the ethical responsibility of health professionals in relation to war, social violence and human rights abuses; non-violent methods of conflict resolution; medical and humanitarian aid in conflict situations; relationships between the environment, development and global security; the roles and responsibilities of governments and of international governance in reducing the risk of violent conflict. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Middle East Review of International Affairs
Mission: The Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) is a peer-reviewed journal that represents a new approach to the study of the modern Middle East.
Frequency: Three issues per year
Publisher: Rubin Center (IDC, Herzliya, Israel)

Journal of Military Ethics
Mission: Journal of Military Ethics (JME) is an international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to normative aspects of military force. The journal publishes articles discussing justifications for the resort to military force (jus ad bellum) and/or what may justifiably be done in the use of such force (jus in bello). 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Millennium: Journal of International Studies
Mission: Millennium: Journal of International Studies aims to publish the most innovative peer-reviewed articles from the discipline of international studies, as well as original thinking from elsewhere in the social sciences with an international dimension.
Frequency: Three times per year
Publisher: Sage/London School of Economics

Journal of National Security Law and Policy
Mission: The Journal of National Security Law & Policy is the nation’s only journal devoted exclusively to national security law and policy. Issues feature current articles by creative thinkers from academia–including disciplines other than law–as well from the military, intelligence, law enforcement, public health, and civil liberties communities. The Journal’s mission is to publish rigorous analytical thinking about the greatest challenges facing the nation and contribute to the formulation of fair, credible solutions that balance our need for liberty and security. 
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: SPL and Georgetown Law

The Nonproliferation Review
Mission: The Nonproliferation Review is a refereed journal concerned with the causes, consequences, and control of the spread of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons. The Review features case studies, theoretical analyses, reports, and policy debates on such issues as individual country programs, treaties and export controls, terrorism, and the economic and environmental effects of weapons proliferation. 
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: Center for Nonproliferation Studies/Monterey Institute of International Studies

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Mission: This unique journal is guided by the vision of a world in which peaceful means of resolving conflict prevail over violent ones and in which equity and social justice are hallmarks of all relations–family, community, national, and international. Its scholarly articles cover a wide array of topics, including the diverse causes and consequences of war and other forms of destructive conflict, as well as peace-making and reconciliation, prevention, and sustainable development. Issues about children and family, ethnicity, and feminism have been prominent in articles about both direct and structural violence. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Peace, Conflict and Development
Mission: Peace, Conflict and Development is a new open-access journal focusing on contemporary issues in conflict and peace studies. It aims to publish innovative and accessible writing on a wide range of topics – human rights, democracy and democratisation, conflict resolution, environment, security, war, culture, identity and community, and other related areas of interest.
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Publisher: Dept of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK

Journal of Peace Research
Mission: Journal of Peace Research is an interdisciplinary and international peer reviewed bimonthly journal of scholarly work in peace research. Edited at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), by an international editorial committee, Journal of Peace Research strives for a global focus on conflict and peacemaking. 
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Sage

Peace Review
Mission: Peace Review is a quarterly, multidisciplinary, transnational journal of research and analysis, focusing on the current issues and controversies that underlie the promotion of a more peaceful world. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Perspectives on Politics
Mission: Perspectives on Politics provides political insight on important problems through rigorous, broad-based research and integrative thought. The journal enables members of different subfields to speak with one another–and with knowledgeable people outside the discipline–about issues of common interest; it aspires to be provocative, even edgy, while maintaining the highest academic standards. Each issue of the journal also features reviews of over 50 books.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: American Political Science Association

Perspectives on Terrorism 
Mission: Perspectives on Terrorism (PT), the peer-reviewed online journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative. PT seeks to provide a unique platform for established scholars as well as academics and professionals entering the field of Terrorism, Political Violence and Conflict Studies.
Frequency: Six times per year
Publisher: Terrorism Research Initiative and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

Journal of Policy History
Mission: The Journal of Policy History is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal concerned with the application of historical perspectives to public policy studies. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Cambridge University

Journal of Politics
Mission: The Journal of Politics, a leading general interest journal in political science, publishes theoretically innovative and methodologically diverse research in all subfields of the discipline including, but not limited to, American politics, comparative politics, formal theory, international relations, methodology, political theory, public administration and public policy. Our conception of both theory and method is both broad and encompassing, and we welcome contributions from scholars around the world.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press for the Southern Political Science Association.

Post-Soviet Affairs
Mission: Quarterly publication featuring the work of prominent Western scholars on the republics of the former Soviet Union providing exclusive, up-to-the-minute analyses of the state of the economy and society, progress toward economic reform, and linkages between political and social changes and economic developments. Published since 1985.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Bellwether Publishing, Ltd

Journal of Public Policy
Mission: The Journal of Public Policy applies social science theories and concepts to significant political, economic and social issues and to the ways in which public policies are made. Its articles deal with topics of concern to public policy scholars in America, Europe, Japan and other advanced industrial nations. The journal often publishes articles that cut across disciplines, such as environmental issues, international political economy, regulatory policy and European Union processes. Its peer reviewers come from up to a dozen social science disciplines and countries across three continents, thus ensuring both analytic rigour and accuracy in reference to national and policy context.
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: Cambridge University

RUSI Journal
Mission: Published six times a year, The RUSI Journal is the Institute’s flagship publication and a leading forum for the exchange of ideas on national and international defence and security issues. First published in 1857, The RUSI Journal is the oldest publication of its kind in the world and considered by practitioners and scholars alike to be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand war and conflict, the UK’s and other states’ armed forces and defence and security policies, and military history. With ten to twelve timely and policy-relevant articles on contemporary defence and security matters, two to four scholarly studies on military history subjects and an expanded reviews section that includes book reviews and essays on film, art and the media, The RUSI Journal consistently brings the most innovative and challenging perspectives to bear on past, present and future issues in the field.
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge


Science & Global Security
Mission: Science & Global Security is an international journal for peer-reviewed scientific and technical studies relating to arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation policy. 
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Security Dialogue 
Mission: Security Dialogue provides an outlet for new approaches and methodologies from disciplines such as gender studies, political sociology, political economy, political theory, international relations, religious studies, visual arts, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy.
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Sage/Peace Research Institute, Oslo

Journal of Security Sector Management 
Mission: The Journal of Security Sector Management provides innovative theoretical and policy-relevant analysis on a wide range of themes on conflict, security and institutional change and their impact on developed, developing and transitional countries.
Frequency: Three times per year
Publisher: Centre for Security Sector Management, Cranfield University, UK

Security Studies
Mission: Security Studies has firmly established itself as a leading journal on international security issues. The journal publishes theoretical, historical, and policy-oriented articles on the causes and consequences of war, and the sources and conditions of peace. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Journal of Slavic Military Studies
Mission: The Journal of Slavic Military Studies investigates all aspects of military affairs in the Slavic nations of central and eastern Europe in historical and geopolitical context and offers a vehicle for central and eastern European security and military analysts to air their views. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Small Wars & Insurgencies
Mission: Small Wars & Insurgencies is directed at providing a forum for the discussion of the historical, political, social, economic and psychological aspects of insurgency, counter-insurgency, limited war, peacekeeping operations and the use of force as an instrument of policy. Including an authoritative review section, its aim is to provide an outlet for historians, political scientists, policy makers and practitioners to discuss and debate theoretical and practical issues related to the past, present and future of this important area of both international and domestic relations.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Small Wars Journal
Mission: Small Wars Journal facilitates the exchange of information among practitioners, thought leaders, and students of Small Wars, in order to advance knowledge and capabilities in the field. 
Frequency: Continuous (blog)
Publisher: Small Wars Foundation

Stanford Journal of International Law
Mission: Founded in 1966, the Stanford Journal of International Law is one of the oldest and most reputable international law journals in the United States. Publishing two regular issues each year, the journal seeks to promote scholarship of the highest quality through timely, innovative, and important pieces on international and comparative legal topics. 
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Publisher: Stanford Law School

Strategic Analysis
Mission: Strategic Analysis is the flagship of IDSA publications. Published bi-monthly in partnership with Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group. UK), Strategic Analysis provides a forum for independent research, commentaries, analysis and debate on global and regional security issues. An internationally refereed journal, Strategic Analysis reflects a whole range of views from within the Indian strategic studies and International Relations community. 
Frequency: 6 Issues per Year
Publisher: Routledge

Strategic Comments
Mission: Strategic Comments is the International Institute for Strategic Studies’s online source of analysis of international security and politico-military issues. Published ten times per year, with five articles in each issue, Strategic Comments briefing papers offer succinct and cogent insights of consistent authority to its core readership of policy-makers, journalists, business executives and foreign affairs analysts. 
Frequency: 10 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Journal of Strategic Studies
Mission: The Journal of Strategic Studies has taken a lead in promoting fresh thinking in the field among practitioners and academics alike. The defining feature of The Journal of Strategic Studies is its commitment to multi-disciplinary approach. The editors welcome articles that challenge our historical understanding of man’s efforts to achieve political ends through the application of military and diplomatic means; articles on contemporary security and theoretical controversies of enduring value; and of course articles that explicitly combine the historical and theoretical approaches to the study of modern warfare, defence policy and modern strategy. 
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
Mission: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism seeks to publish the best theoretical and empirical studies that contribute to a better understanding of the causes of conflicts and the measures required to achieve their resolution. In a world of diverse and changing threats, enigmatic adversaries, and continued uncertainty, the editor’ goal is to provide fresh insight, thoughtful analysis, and authoritative prescriptions to the most pressing concerns that affecting global security in the 21st century.
Frequency: 12 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Mission: Survival is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid, well-written and policy-relevant in approach. 
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Terrorism and Political Violence
Mission: Terrorism and Political Violence reflects the full range of current scholarly work from many disciplines and theoretical perspectives. It aims to give academic rigour to a field which hitherto has lacked it, and encourages comparative studies. In addition to focusing on the political meaning of terrorist activity, the journal publishes studies of various related forms of violence by rebels and by states, on the links between political violence and organized crime, protest, rebellion, revolution, and human rights. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Routledge

Virginia Journal of International Law 
Mission: The Journal addresses issues such as international commercial transactions and trade law, international litigation and arbitration, international organizations, international humanitarian and human rights law, and comparative law.
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Publisher: University of Virginia School of Law

The Washington Quarterly
Mission: The Washington Quarterly is a journal of international affairs, analyzing global strategic changes and their public policy implications. It addresses topics such as: the U.S. role in the world; the emerging great powers; missile defenses and weapons of mass destruction; global perspectives to reduce terrorism; regional issues and flashpoints; the implications of global political change; views from the U.S. Congress; contributors are drawn from outside as well as inside the United States and reflect diverse political, regional, and professional perspectives. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: The MIT Press for the Center for Strategic and International Studies

World Politics
Mission: World Politics is open to contributions such as analytical/theoretical articles, review articles, and research notes bearing on problems in international relations and comparative politics. 
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Collections, Databases, & Aggregate Research Sites

With the exception of our own Islam, Law, and War Database and PCR Research Database, SPL neither endorses nor ranks the following websites.

National & International Security

  • ACLU National Security Project
    The ACLU’s National Security Project advocates for national security policies that are consistent with the Constitution, the rule of law, and fundamental human rights.
  • ADL Terrorist Symbols Database
    Symbols serve several purposes for terrorist groups. Appearing on flags, communiqués, the Internet, and as graffiti, they announce a group’s identity and purpose, deepen its sense of unity, appeal to the like-minded, and frighten those to whom the group is opposed.
  • Chinese Military Power
    A compendium of online resources about Chinese military policy & capabilities.
  • Digital National Security Archive
    The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available.
  • EBSCO International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center
    This database offers information on virtually every dimension of security and counter-terrorism.r
  • Federation of American Scientists Resources
    FAS provides many resources that it has developed over its many years for use by the general public.
  • Global Terrorism Database
    The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world
  • Islam, Law, & War
    SPL’s online portal to datasets, white papers, conference material and more examining conflict, postconflict, security, and peace in muslim-majority nations.
  • National Security Archive
    The National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified US documents, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative Data
    NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a mission to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and to work to build the trust, transparency, and security that are preconditions to the ultimate fulfillment of the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s goals and ambitions.
  • Postconflict Research Database
    SPL’s Postconflict Research Database & Analysis Project stores cross-indexed bibliographic information on hundreds of journal articles, books, book chapters, and case reports that address the broad, interdisciplinary fields of postconflict stabilization, reconstruction, and peacebuilding.
  • Qualitative Data Repository
    Based at Syracuse University, QDR selects, ingests, curates, archives, manages, durably preserves, and provides access to digital data used in qualitative and multi-method social inquiry.
  • RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents
    The RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents (RDWTI) is a compilation of data from 1968 through 2009.
  • Revolution in Military Affairs
    Listings by categories of many hundreds of articles and studies on the “revolution in military affairs,” information warfare, and asymmetric warfare.
  • Social Science Data Repository
    UCLA’s comprehensive list of social science data repositories covering national and international data, including numerical data, news archives, maps, interactive data, and more.
  • START Global Terrorism Database (University of Maryland)
    GTD is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2015 (with annual updates planned for the future).
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    Several datasets overviewing peace and conflict operations worldwide.
  • Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Homeland Security
    Listings by categories of many hundreds of articles and studies on terrorism, counterterrorism, and homeland security.
  • Thomas (Library of Congress’ Posting of Legislative Information)
    Federal legislative information freely available to the public.
  • Transactional Records Clearinghouse
    An source for independent information regarding federal enforcement, staffing, and spending.
  • United Nations Databases
    A collection of official documents and bibliographic databases.
  • UN Resources on Peace & Security
    A comprehensive listing of UN peace and security initiatives and resources.
  • Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2013
    The DBIR combines the expertise of 19 organizations from around the globe.

Freedom of Information, Secrecy, & Declassification

  • Access Reports
    Access Reports provides the most comprehensive coverage available of access issues in the United States, Canada, and abroad, including the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Sunshine Act, declassification, and more.
  • FAS: Secrecy News
    Secrecy News reports on new developments in government secrecy and provides public access to documentary resources on secrecy, intelligence, and national security policy, written by Steven Aftergood.
  • First Amendment Center: How to File a FOIA Request
    The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.
  • is a one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world.
  • The Freedom of Information Center
    The Freedom of Information Center is a reference and research library in the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism on the campus of the University of Missouri.
  • IRE: Public Right to Records
    Know how to use FOI laws and how to get help when government officials throw roadblocks in your path.
  • National Freedom of Information Coalition
    A nonpartisan alliance of citizen-driven nonprofit freedom of information organizations, academic and First Amendment centers, journalistic societies and attorneys.
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