Foundations and Futures: The Balkans 25 years later

Call announced: 
Submission Deadline: 

Connections, the journal of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC), invites submissions for its upcoming issue which will examine present and future developments on the Balkans. The Balkans is a vast area including Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia. Any region, country or countries of the region can be examined, from a geopolitical context.

Potential authors will be invited to focus on certain issues such as:

  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Security challenges
  • Geostrategic matters (including both relations within the Balkans, and relations of Balkan countries with those outside the region)
  • Environmental challenges
  • WPS/Gender, integration of women into military/security services
  • Adaptation to new technologies
  • Issues concerning NATO and the European Union. 

Connections is a peer-reviewed publication. Articles are unclassified, and readers can access the open-source articles from all over the world. The journal is published in English and then translated and published in Russian, in order to increase its coverage and impact.

Articles should be original manuscripts in the range of 3,000 to 5,000 words, in the English language, written in a lucid and clear style for a target audience of informed defense and security affairs practitioners, and academics.

Articles need to be submitted not later than November 2023. The expected publication for this issue is Spring 2024.

Additional author guidance is available on the Connections website at

Submitted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality and relevance of the contributions. Articles will also undergo a military pre-publication review, to prevent the publication of classified or sensitive information.

For inquiries and submission-related matters, please contact:

We look forward to receiving your proposed article.

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