The International Security Section of APSA and ISA’s International Security Studies Section are pleased to announce our 2021 annual conference, November 12-14 in Bloomington, Indiana.
The recent apparent reemergence of great power competition has generated new theoretical debates. Against a backdrop of rising ethno-nationalism, this renewed competition often takes place in new conflict domains, such as cyber warfare, globalized proxy wars, ideological terror and the proliferation of nonstate actors. Inherent in these new domains is the blurring of the separation between violence, coercion, and politics. These trends are adding complexity to issues such as deterrence, civil-military relations, and the definition of “just wars.” In the new conflict domains of the emerging security environment, geographic distance and robust political institutions offer less and less protection against external and internal threats.
With nuclear proliferation, transnational terrorism, and even the prospects for great power war all experiencing a resurgence, new research and new theories to understand and thwart nascent and old challenges are warranted. Accordingly, while we welcome proposals on subjects long familiar to the field, we are especially interested in panel (and paper) proposals that address and analyze these new challenges and identify other emergent conflict domains.
The deadline for the submission of paper, panel and roundtable proposals is July 23, 2021.