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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 details of the annual lecture.

New articles and issue

In December, the EJIS editorial team is delighted to share the new special collection on nuclear issues, along with a number of new research articles. The European Journal of International Security publishes scholarship analyzing issues related to nuclear weapons, nuclear technology, nuclear strategy, deterrence, arms control, proliferation and disarmament. The articles in this new special collection reflect on key developments and texts in this research field, as well as the enduring and emerging policy problems in this important area. Those articles included in the Special Collection will be available to view for free online for a limited period. 

EJIS continues to publish innovative and high quality research at the cutting-edge of security scholarship. In their new article, ‘Ethical exit: When should peacekeepers depart?’, Aloyo and Swenson propose a framework for the just withdrawal of peacekeepers. Meanwhile, Stenger explores the variation in state responses to repatriation policies for foreign fights in ‘Victim versus villain: Repatriation policies for foreign fighters and the construction of gendered and racialised ‘threat narratives’’. In his article Baker-Beall argues the importance of language in the context of ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ and the perceived threat they might pose. Further, Skare considers the normative role of the EU in the article titled 'Staying safe by being good? The EU's normative decline as a security actor in the Middle East'.

Annual lecture

Last month the EJIS-CGSC second annual lecture took place, delivered by Dr Olga Boichak (University of Sydney). If you weren’t able to join us in-person or virtually on the day, the recording is now available to view online here.

Pre-submission feedback

EJIS welcomes high quality research from around the world, across all areas of international security. 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.