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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, special collections, and the ISA conference.

New articles and issue

In 2023, the editorial team of EJIS is pleased to share a number of new research articles on wide-ranging topics. In ‘Gendered radicalisation and ‘everyday practices’: An analysis of extreme right and Islamic State women-only forums’, Veilleux-Lepage, Phelan and Lokmanoglu explore the relationship between gendered online spaces and women’s ‘everyday practices’ in extremist movements. The article available in Open Access was the most viewed EJIS article in December 2022. Meanwhile, Michel’s article titled ‘Assaulting ‘diversity as such’: The ontology of dehumanisation in mass violence’ draws on the work of Hannah Arendt to consolidate the conceptual basis of ‘dehumanisation’. 

In ‘Ethical exit: When should peacekeepers depart?’, Aloyo and Swenson propose a framework for the just withdrawal of peacekeepers. Finally, Stenger explores the variation in state responses to repatriation policies for foreign fighters in ‘Victim versus villain: Repatriation policies for foreign fighters and the construction of gendered and racialised ‘threat narratives'.

Special collections

There are three current EJIS special collections not to be missed in 2023. The most recent special collection on nuclear issues features articles analysing issues related to nuclear weapons, nuclear technology, nuclear strategy, deterrence, arms control, proliferation and disarmament. The special collection on Gender and Security brings together innovative research on gendered norms and attitudes, the UN’s Women, Peace and Security agenda and gender in relation to peacekeeping, conflict, political violence and extremism. Finally, the EJIS special collection on Cyber Security features contributions on ethics, escalation online, the construction of threats and state sovereignty in cyberspace. 


The EJIS editorial team is delighted to be attending the ISA conference in Montréal, in March 2023. Edward Newman, Jacqui True and Jason Ralph will be contributing to panels during the conference, and there will also be an opportunity to learn more about publishing with EJIS at the ‘Meet the Editors’ roundtable. Find more information in this news release.

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.

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