Since it seems to be getting more and more difficult by the day to find objective, well-researched information, this is part of my ongoing effort to locate & share resources I feel might be of interest to LGF readers.1
I stumbled upon this quarterly journal, Global Security Studies (GSS), after following a footnote link in Wikipedia this morning
From their “About GSS” page:
Global Security Studies (GSS) publishes high-quality, academic and scholarly research, as well as professional articles in all areas of global security studies including in such areas as international and national security, military and defense, intelligence, human security, corporate and law enforcement, environmental, food and health security, and homeland security and defense. All articles submitted to and published in Global Security Studies (GSS) undergo a rigorous, peer-reviewed process. […]
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There are currently a total of 16 issues of the journal available for download in the archives, starting with the first issue in the Spring of 2010 and ending with the most recent, the Winter of 2014. Each issue is split up into papers, of which there are 94 (I know this because I downloaded them all).
The papers cover everything from Latin America to the IRA, the Balkans, Africa & the Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and the radicalization of youth in North America & Western Europe. Before deciding to post this Page, I skimmed through several of the papers and all seemed to present their subjects in a way that was engaging, not overly dry or academic.
Reference works are provided in the endnotes of each paper. Additionally, according to the Instructions for Authors page, “All manuscripts will be reviewed by three members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers.”
Here’s a list of the papers in the current issue, Vol 5, Issue 1, Winter 2014:
- The Emergence of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Effectiveness of the US Counterterrorism Efforts
- Cyber-Security: The Threat of the Internet
- Syria, Iran, and Hizballah: A Strategic Alliance
- The Legality behind Targeted Killings and the Use of Drones in the War on Terror
- The Impact of CIA Drone Strikes and the Shifting Paradigm of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy
- Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern for Counter-Terrorism Policy