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An update from the European Journal of International Security

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There's lots going on this month for our journal European Journal of International Security (EJIS). Read on to find out about the latest FirstView articles, a new issue, the EJIS blog, and the call for proposals for a special issue.

New articles and issue

The editorial team of EJIS is pleased to share a number of new research articles. In ‘Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans in anti-gender governments’, Thomson and Whiting ask how the WPS Agenda has survived in Brazil and Poland. Jarvis investigates the shift of the Responsibility to Protect towards atrocity prevention, and what this means for the link between human rights and international peace and security. Meanwhile, Kruger explores resilience as a means towards emancipating, rather than burdening individuals. 

We are pleased to highlight the latest issue of EJIS, Volume 7 Issue 3, featuring a special section on nuclear issues. In their article, Clements and Thomson examine attitudes to foreign policy, partisanship and the gender gap in British public opinion towards nuclear weapons whilst Johnson considers the risk of inadvertent escalation in the age of intelligence machines. In their article ‘Casting the atomic canon’,Egeland, Fraise and Taha navigate an exploration of the assumptions of nuclear security studies as they have been laid out in the four editions of ‘The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy’. In response, Freedman and Michaels discuss the critique of their book whilst taking the opportunity to consider how to approach the past of nuclear strategy to allow for better appreciation of the present and the future.


The EJIS blog showcases recent EJIS articles. In the latest blog, Sophie Whiting and Jennifer Thomson discuss their recent research article on anti-gender states and their engagement with the WPS Agenda. EJIS welcomes high quality research from around the world, across all areas of international security.

Pre-submission feedback

For those based or trained in global regions underrepresented in the fields of International Relations and security, don’t miss the opportunity to gain pre-submission feedback on your research. Contact F.Petrizzo@leeds.ac.uk to learn more. Follow us on Twitter @EJIntSec to keep up-to-date on upcoming publications and events.

Special issue

The EJIS editorial team is currently accepting proposals for a special issue for 2023/4. Within the security studies field, we are open in terms of the subject, conceptual boundaries, and methodological approach of special issue proposals, with an overall emphasis upon theoretical and empirical rigour and originality. We are explicitly committed to an inclusive, global agenda which contributors should consider. The deadline for proposals is 30th September 2022. Click here to learn more about what should be included in proposals.