Bernard Brodie Prize
Contemporary Security Policy
About the prize
Contemporary Security Policy awards the Bernard Brodie Prize annually to the author of an outstanding article published in the journal the previous year.
The award is named for Dr. Bernard Brodie (1918-1978), author of The Absolute Weapon (1946), Strategy in the Missile Age (1958) and War and Strategy (1973), establishing ideas that remain at the centre of security debates to this day. One of the first analysts to cross between official and academic environments, he pioneered the model of civilian influence that CSP represents. Contemporary Security Policy is honoured to acknowledge the permission of Brodie’s son, Dr. Bruce R. Brodie, to use his father’s name.
The winning article and all of the articles on the shortlist for the 2019 Bernard Brodie Prize are freely available. You can also browse the full list of prize winning articles from previous years.
The 2019 winner was selected by a jury consisting of three members of the Editorial Board: Jack Kalpakian, Andrej Krickovic, and Nicola Leveringhaus.
|2019-Winner||David H. Ucko & Thomas A. Marks||Violence in context: Mapping the strategies and operational art of irregular warfare||39||2|
|2019-Nominee||Jutta Joachim, Marlen Martin, Henriette Lange, Andrea Schneiker & Magnus Dau||Twittering for talent: Private military and security companies between business and military branding||39||2|
|2019-Nominee||Alexander Lanoszka||Tangled up in rose? Theories of alliance entrapment and the 2008 Russo-Georgian War||39||2|
|2019-Nominee||Thomas Waldman||Vicarious warfare: The counterproductive consequences of modern American military practice||39||2|
Previous Prize Winning Articles
|2018-Winner||Martin Senn & Jodok Troy||The transformation of targeted killing and international order||38||2|
|2018-Winner||Betcy Jose||Not completely the new normal: How Human Rights Watch tried to suppress the targeted killing norm||38||2|
|2017-Winner||Trine Flockhart||The coming multi-order world||37||1|
|2016-Winner||John Mitton||Selling Schelling Short: Reputations and American Coercive Diplomacy after Syria||36||3|
|2015-Winner||Wyn Bowen & Matthew Moran||Iran's Nuclear Programme: A Case Study in Hedging?||35||1|
|2014-Winner||Nick Ritchie||Valuing and Devaluing Nuclear Weapons||34||1|
|2013-Winner||Patrick M. Morgan||The State of Deterrence in International Politics Today||33||1|
|2012-Winner||Sebastian Mayer||Embedded Politics, Growing Informalization? How NATO and the EU Transform Provision of External Security||32||2|
|2011-Winner||Jeffrey W. Knopf||The Fourth Wave in Deterrence Research||31||1|
|2010-Winner||Klaus Schlichte||With the State against the State? The Formation of Armed Groups||30||2|
Call for Papers
Following the appointment of Dr Hylke Dijkstra as the new Editor, you are invited to submit your work to Contemporary Security Policy. In addition to articles, CSP accepts review articles, book reviews and proposals for special issues and forums.