Hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs and published by Taylor & Francis, The Washington Quarterly is a global security affairs journal providing diverse perspectives on strategic changes, trends, and relations around the world and their public policy implications. It addresses topics such as:
- the U.S. role in the world
- China, India and other emerging great powers
- nuclear proliferation challenges including Iran, North Korea, and terrorism
- pivotal states such as Pakistan and Turkey
- the use of force including the responsibility to protect (R2P) and preemption
- regional flashpoints such as the East and South China Seas, Taiwan, and Kashmir
- global political changes such as elections and mass uprisings
Alexander TJ Lennon, Ph.D., Editor in Chief
Alexander T. J. Lennon is the editor-in-chief of The Washington Quarterly, focusing on global strategic trends and their public policy implications, hosted at The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Lennon focuses on the grand strategy and foreign and security policies of contemporary major powers—especially the United States and China—as well as nuclear proliferation prevention strategy, particularly toward Iran and global nonproliferation. He has completed projects on the future of democracy promotion in U.S. grand strategy, the national security implications of global climate change, and the regional risks of proliferation from Iran and North Korea. He previously served at the U.S. Department of State, focusing on Middle East affairs. Lennon has edited or coedited seven books, published numerous articles and op-eds, and has been interviewed frequently by the media. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP). Lennon holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, where his dissertation was on the role of track-two networks in U.S. nonproliferation policy, an M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown University, and an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University, where he was the national policy debate (NDT) champion. He also volunteers as a manager and director of fall programs for Fairfax Little League baseball.
Aftan Snyder, Assistant Editor
Aftan aids in bringing articles to full publication, which includes substantial editing both for content and grammar, developing key themes within a security focus, and communicating with authors. She also oversees the day-to-day operations of the journal: this includes managing the budget; overseeing administration, marketing, and social media strategies; and serving as the main liaison with the publisher. Aftan is currently a Masters candidate in Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, specializing in intervention and post-intervention strategies; low-intensity conflict and its effect on the state; hybrid and unconventional warfare; and the rise of non-state actors, especially related to terrorism and combating violent extremism. She earned her B.A. as a double-major in International Studies and Writing from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, focusing her studies especially on the Middle East. She has also spent time abroad, both at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, and at King's College in Aberdeen, Scotland. Aftan is a DC transplant originally from Montana.
Michael E. Brown
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer
Michael J. Green
G. John Ikenberry
Bruce W. Jentleson
Michael A. McFaul
C. Raja Mohan
Joseph S. Nye Jr
Kenneth M. Pollack
Mitchell B. Reiss
Ashley J. Tellis
The Washington Quarterly welcomes unsolicited submissions. To be considered, please email a manuscript of about 5,000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Published pieces tend to focus on global strategic changes and their public-policy implications, targeting an audience of international affairs generalists, by providing sound analytical assessments that lead to policy predictions or recommendations for the near future. Manuscripts should come to about 5,000 words, written in an engaging style for a targeted audience of informed international affairs generalists.
All manuscripts should be neatly typed, double-spaced, and maintain 1-inch margins. Please feature the author's name, current byline, a provisional title, and an abstract on the top of the first page, including endnotes where necessary using Chicago Manual of Style. Unsolicited manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis at the editor's discretion. The Washington Quarterly is not a peer review publication.
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