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Promoting gender balance in Security Studies journal publishing

"Diversity is a crucial factor in ensuring that any field of study is able to thrive and grow, allowing a plurality of voices to contribute new and original perspectives on the key questions facing scholars and policymakers today. Achieving gender balance is one of the fundamental steps to increase diversity in the field. While defence and security studies have traditionally been male-dominated, with scholarship by female authors often confined to what are perceived as ‘softer’ topics, the discipline is changing and editors and scholars are working to promote gender balance across research and publications. However, more needs to be done."

Emma De Angelis, Editor, RUSI Journal

On 12 June 2019, a timely panel session will be held at the BISA 44th Annual Conference. To mark this event, our editors have taken the opportunity to highlight articles from some of our notable female authors.

The selected articles are free exclusively via this page until 31st July 2019. 


If you’re attending the BISA 44th Annual Conference 2019, we hope you can join us for the roundtable session:

Wednesday 12th June 
Promoting gender balance in Security Studies journal publishing
Please refer to conference programme for time and room details

Sponsor: Gendering International Relations (GIRWG)
Chair: Hannah Partis-Jennings, Loughborough University

Laura Chappell, European Security
Hylke Dijkstra, Contemporary Security Policy
Emily Taylor, Journal of Cyber Policy
Annick Wibben, International Feminist Journal of Politics

Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal Title
China’s Battle with Abandoned Chemical WeaponsWanglai GaoThe RUSI Journal
The Origins of Today’s Chemical Weapons Controversy in China–Japan RelationsJeanne GuilleminThe RUSI Journal
Introducing a Trauma-Informed Practice Framework to Provide Support in Conflict-Affected Countries: The Case of the Syrian White HelmetsNicola LesterThe RUSI Journal
Women, Gender and Daesh Radicalisation: A Milieu ApproachElizabeth Pearson & Emily WinterbothamThe RUSI Journal
Spinning Russia’s 21st Century Wars: Zakhar Prilepin and his ‘Literary Spetsnaz’Julie FedorThe RUSI Journal
The New Space Age: Questions for Defence and SecurityElizabeth QuintanaThe RUSI Journal
Informal Groups of States: A Growing Role in EU Foreign Policy After Brexit?Aniseh Bassiri TabriziThe RUSI Journal
Brexit and British–Irish RelationsEtain TannamThe RUSI Journal
Escalation and Nuclear Weapons in Russia’s Military StrategyKatarzyna ZyskThe RUSI Journal
Reclaiming the local in EU peacebuilding: Effectiveness, ownership, and resistanceFilip Ejdus & Ana E. JuncosContemporary Security Policy
The coming multi-order worldTrine FlockhartContemporary Security Policy
Twittering for talent: Private military and security companies between business and military brandingJutta Joachim, Marlen Martin, Henriette Lange, Andrea Schneiker & Magnus DauContemporary Security Policy
Not completely the new normal: How Human Rights Watch tried to suppress the targeted killing normBetcy JoseContemporary Security Policy
Nuclear norms in global governance: A progressive research agendaMaria Rost Rublee & Avner CohenContemporary Security Policy
Resilience as the new EU foreign policy paradigm: a pragmatist turn?Ana E. JuncosEuropean Security
Anxious community: EU as (in)security communityJennifer MitzenEuropean Security
Political memory, ontological security, and Holocaust remembrance in post-communist EuropeJelena SuboticEuropean Security
Women, Peace and Security Resolution 1325Carol Cohn , Helen Kinsella & Sheri GibbingsInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
Gender, Nation, Rape: Bosnia and the Construction of SecurityLene HansenInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
Smashing containers, queering the international through collagingAnni Kangas, Daria Krivonos, Inna Perheentupa & Saara SärmäInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
Critically Examining UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and SecurityNicola Pratt & Sophie Richter-DevroeInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
Sex, Security and Superhero(in)es: From 1325 to 1820 and BeyondLaura J. ShepherdInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
UK cybersecurity industrial policy: an analysis of drivers, market failures and interventions Madeline Carr & Leonie Maria TanczerJournal of Cyber Policy
A centralised cybersecurity strategy for Taiwan Hsini Huang & Tien-Shen LiJournal of Cyber Policy
Can I still trust you, my dear doll? A philosophical and legal exploration of smart toys and trust Esther Keymolen, Simone van der Hof Journal of Cyber Policy
Cyber-securing our elections Amy E. Pope Journal of Cyber Policy
Maritime cybersecurity policy: the scope and impact of evolving technology on international shipping Kimberly Tam & Kevin D. JonesJournal of Cyber Policy
The ‘third gender’ in Afghanistan: a feminist account of hybridity as a gendered experience Hannah Partis-JenningsPeacebuilding

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International Feminist Journal of Politics

International Feminist Journal of Politics is a unique cross-cultural and international forum to foster debate and dialogue at the intersection of international relations, politics and women's studies.

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The RUSI Journal

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.

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European Security

European Security is a forum for discussing challenges and approaches to security within the region as well as for Europe in a global context.

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Contemporary Security Policy

One of the oldest peer-reviewed journals in international conflict and security, Contemporary Security Policy promotes theoretically-based research on policy problems of armed conflict, intervention and conflict resolution.

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Journal of Cyber Policy

The Journal of Cyber Policy will provide a unique place for scholars and practitioners to address emerging cyber policy challenges, which are growing in scope and urgency as countries around the world are becoming increasingly dependent on digital networks.

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