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Peace Review

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Deterrence and Disarmament: What now after Ukraine?

Manuscript deadline
15 July 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Frederic C. Pearson, Wayne State University
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Erika Simpson, University of Western Ontario
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Deterrence and Disarmament: What now after Ukraine?

Under the guest co-editorship of Frederic S. Pearson and Erika Simpson, Peace Review invites contributions for a special issue on “Deterrence and Disarmament: What now after Ukraine?” Frederic C. Pearson is a Professor of Political Science and former Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Erika Simpson is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, and the President of the Canadian Peace Research Association.

We welcome submissions for a special issue that explores the consequences of Russia’s invasion for nuclear and conventional deterrence postures and/or the implications for international arms control negotiations and disarmament. Scholarly and expert analyses of provocative defense postures, and the foreseeable impact on nuclear and conventional arms races are welcome, as are theoretical considerations of the impact of the war in Ukraine on topical treaties, like the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty and the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This issue is an effort to present the many facets of analysis that scholars in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) offer through the full spectrum of critical literature, challenging ideas, realist/idealist frameworks, decision-making experiences, and applied lessons using International Relations (IR) frameworks. While we imagine the bulk of submissions will come from academics in IR, politics, and peace studies, we also encourage nuclear abolition activists, war studies experts, and Cold War historians to apply.

General themes that contributors can address in their essays include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • arms control negotiations (e.g., debacle or renewed determination);
  • conventional arms control (e.g., the impact of provocative force postures);
  • cyberwar in Europe (e.g., implications for deterrence and disarmament);
  • deterrence failure and success (e.g., toward contemporary doctrines of coercion);
  • nuclear proliferation (e.g., the lessons of Ukraine for non-nuclear weapons states and their nuclear future postures);
  • UN treaties including NPT and TPNW (e.g., a return to Cold War concepts or new ideas)

Submission Instructions

To be considered for inclusion in this special edition, contributions should be uploaded to the Peace Review Portal on the Taylor and Francis Peace Review Journal website no later than July 15, 2024

Peace Review accepts the following types of articles: Essay, Review, Interview, Collection, Oration

  • Essays:  2500–3500 words, excluding references.
  • Reviews: 3000-3500 words, excluding references.
  • Interviews: 1200-1500 words, including context.
  • Collections: 1800-2000 words plus 3-5 photos or images, excluding references.
  • Oration: 3–5-minute audio file plus transcription, accompanied by a written introduction/analysis of 800-1000 words.

Articles should be submitted via the journal online portal and utilize the Taylor & Francis Citation style and Journal WORD Template.

Content Questions
Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editors are welcome and may increase the chance of publication. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to:  Frederic Pearson: [email protected] and/or Erika Simpson[email protected]

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