ISSS Best Security Article Award

General Information


  • To recognize an article by an ISA member on any aspect of security studies that excels in originality, significance, and rigor, published in the prior calendar year.

Selection Process

  • Papers must be nominated according to the application process described below.
  • The selection will be made by the ISSS Best Article and Paper Award Committee


  • The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and a $500 prize, which will be distributed at a reception of theISA Annual Convention in Las Vegas in 2021.

Apply for Award

Eligibility Requirements


Application Process

  • Any author or co-authors of a security studies article that appeared in print in 2019.
  • The author or co-authors of the article must be current members of ISA.
    • Please send a full PDF copy of the nominated article, along with a short (1-page maximum) justification for the nomination, to the committee chair, Bear Braumoeller.
      Self-nominations are welcome.

    • The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2020.


Congratulations to Lise Morj√© Howard (Georgetown University) & Alexandra Stark (New America Foundation) for their paper titled “How Civil Wars End” recipients of the 2020 ISSS Best Security Article Award!

Past Recipients

Award Committee

Bear Braumoeller | Chair
Ohio State University

Dara Kay Cohen | Member
Harvard University

Maria Rost Rublee | Member
Monash University

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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