One of the oldest peer reviewed journals in international conflict and security, Contemporary Security Policy promotes theoretically-based research on policy problems of armed violence, peace building and conflict resolution. Since it first appeared in 1980, CSP has established its unique place as a meeting ground for research at the nexus of theory and policy.
The journal is edited by Regina Karp, Associate Professor of International Studies and Director of International Studies programs, and Aaron Karp, Instructor in Political Science at ODU.
CSP announces the Bernard Brodie prize for 2010
Contemporary Security Policy announces the winner of the annual Bernard Brodie Prize, given for the outstanding article appearing in the journal during the previous year, 2010. The award is named for Dr. Bernard Brodie (1918-1978), author of The Absolute Weapon (Yale, 1946), Strategy in the Missile Age (1958) and War and Strategy (1973). Brodie's ideas remain at the center 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 Contemporary Security Policy represents.