The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Prelude, Evolution, Consequences, and Possible Solutions

Deadline for submission of full-text articles: 15 July 2022

Planned publication: 30 October 2022

Special issue editors: Dr. Lada Roslycky, Black Trident Defense & Security Consulting Group, Tamar Pataraia, Board member, Civil Council on Defence and Security, Georgia, Prof. Philipp Fluri, co-founder and former Deputy Director of DCAF, currently professor at WenZao University, Taiwan, and Iryna Krasnoshtan, Political Analyst, Ukraine

Russian aggression in Ukraine violates the principles of the UN Charter - principles of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of state. Its civilizational war, waged on Ukrainian territory, violates international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law and environmental law. 

The scale of military operations being conducted inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine has not been seen in Europe since the Second World War. From human security to global food and cybersecurity, the impacts are already being felt on the regional and global levels.

Considering the above, Connections: The Quarterly Journal is inviting authors to contribute articles for its special edition on the war in Ukraine. We welcome contributions on the implications of, and possible policy solutions for the war in Ukraine for the following:

  • Excessive brotherly love? - rapidly adapting narratives of Putin's War, including in the West
  • Contest between democracies and autocracies
  • Functioning of the rules-based international system
  • Black Sea regional security and operations
  • Impacts on global food & energy security
  • Psychological operations and informational networks
  • Operations and cooperation in the cyber domain
  • State and personal responsibility: War crimes, crimes against humanity & genocide
  • Defense cooperation and national resistance
  • Kremlin-oriented political criminal relations and sanctions
  • Economic costs for Ukraine, Russia, USA, Europe and beyond
  • Prospects of WMD nonproliferation and arms control initiatives
  • And now back to business as usual? The future of International Organization and Global Governance: can Russia remain in the UNSC?

This list of topics is not exclusive. High-quality contributions on related subjects will also be considered for publication in this special issue.

Interested authors are invited to submit their original texts through our Submissions Management System.

Articles should be approximately 4-5,000 words. Please acquaint yourself with the journal guidelines and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, particularly in referencing your sources using footnotes, and use the template below to prepare your manuscript.

We will inform you on the results of the peer review process as soon as they are available. Typically, the review takes four to six weeks.

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