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Paper - Stimson Center

Scholarly Research & Policy Relevance: One Journal Editor's Perspective

| 2023

This essay explores how scholarly articles influence national security policy. It focuses on articles in the journal International Security, which has published a higher proportion of policy-relevant articles than any other scholarly journal of international relations and foreign policy. Journal articles rarely have an immediate impact on foreign policy. They may, however, have important long-term and general effects. The articles that future policymakers read when they are students can shape their worldview and approach to national security policy.

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Sean M. Lynn-Jones Announces His Retirement as Editor of the International Security Journal

| Aug. 08, 2018

After thirty-one years as a member of the International Security editorial team, Sean M. Lynn-Jones has decided to step down as editor of the journal at the end of 2018 and to retire from Harvard then. He says, "I have had the privilege of doing a job that I love for a long time. I take considerable satisfaction in the journal’s standing in the field of international security studies and the many outstanding, influential, and award-winning articles it has published during my tenure."

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Announcement - International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson’s International Security Article Wins ISA Diplomatic Studies Section Article Award

| Feb. 14, 2017

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson’s "Deal or No Deal? The End of the Cold War and the U.S. Offer to Limit NATO Expansion," International Security, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Spring 2016), pp. 7-44, has been named the co-winner of the 2017 Article Award given by the Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA). This annual award is presented to the author(s) of the article that best advances the theoretical and empirical study of diplomacy—particularly articles that attempt to connect the study of diplomacy with broader issues and trends in the discipline.

Announcement - International Security Program, Belfer Center Quarterly Journal: International Security

Aisha Ahmad's International Security Article Wins ISSS/ISA Best Article Award

| October 25, 2016

Aisha S. Ahmad's "The Security Bazaar: Business Interests and Islamist Power in Civil War Somalia," International Security, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Winter 2014/15), pp. 89–117, has received the Best Security Article Award given by the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of the International Studies Association. This is the first year that ISSS has given a Best Security Article Award, so Aisha Ahmad is the inaugural winner.