Security Challenges

Special Issue on Geoeconomics: Call For Papers

Security Challenges is Australia’s only peer-reviewed journal focused on security across its many policy domains. It reaches a wide audience of government, corporate and academic experts. It is a vehicle for innovative thinking about future challenges to the security (broadly defined) of Australia and the region.

We are now calling for papers for our Special Issue on the theme of Geoeconomics.

Topics of interests of this special issue will include (but not limited to) the following aspects:

• the case for and against a complete or partial decoupling and a world split between two major blocks
• the use and effectiveness of geoeconomic tools, including sanctions, targeted sanctions, tariffs, foreign aid, and infrastructure investment
• economic leverage and coercion, including in specific sectors
• national security and the private sector, including commercial espionage, intellectual property protection, and technology transfer
• trade and/or investment with a geopolitical adversary
• defining ‘strategic industry’ and securing supply chains
• the control of international institutions such as the WTO
• the future of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency
• research collaboration and movement of scientists
• middle power geoeconomic strategies

Indicative Timeline:

• 22 June: Abstract submission
• 31 August: Full paper submission
• 26 October: Final decision notification
• December 2020: Publication


• Comments: 2000-4000 words. Comments must accord to academic standards, but can draw more heavily on personal experience and generally related to issues of current practical interest
• Articles: 5000-7000 words
• Word count does not include footnotes

Please send your abstract submission to

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