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Call for articles on Hot Spots and related topics


Military Review provides a venue for research, reporting, and discussion on a broad range of topics related to military affairs. Though it considers all manuscript submissions, Military Review is especially interested in publishing articles based on thorough research and sound reasoning that provide recommended solutions to issues discussed, or proposed courses of action to deal with emerging crises. Among the current and future issues our military must deal with are the following: security and stability implications of unregulated immigration; non-state actors that can carry out strategically significant actions; state actors challenging the global status quo; urbanization and megacity conflict; emerging under-governed areas; rising popular aspirations that will demand energy and other resources, further straining certain societies; impact of climate change on security; the influence as well as threat of cyber technologies; other emerging disruptive technologies; and, unanticipated multi-dimensional crises


The geographic areas for which Military Review has current particular interest are noted on the interactive map below. The titles and URLs of articles that Military Review has already published on topics related to the geographic areas shown can be seen on addenda notes accessed by zooming in and clicking on a marker. Among the top potential geographic flashpoints of conflict for which Military Review has priority interest are as follows:

  1. Contention for control of the South China Sea
  2. Indian-Pakistan war in the Kashmir
  3. Saudi Arabian/Iranian conflict
  4. Conflict on the Korean peninsula
  5. Venezuela as a failed state
  6. Urban war in Europe over establishment of Islamic Sharia
  7. Russia-Ukraine conflict
  8. Russia-Baltic confrontation
  9. Current Syrian civil war
  10. Current Iraqi civil war
  11. ISIS conflict in sub-Saharan Africa
  12. ISIS conflict in Northern Saharan Africa
  13. Chinese political instability
  14. Russia and China contention with regard to Siberia
  15. U.S. - Mexico contention along border
  16. Impact of unregulated immigration on security and stability of diverse countries/regions



Specific topics of interest


Global Challenges

  • Illegal immigration: security versus humanitarian concerns
  • What nations consider themselves to be at war or in conflict with the United States? How are they conducting war, and what does this mean for the Army?
  • What are the ramifications of increased Russian military presence in the Middle East?
  • What are the military implications of China’s economic penetration into Latin America, Africa, and broader Asia?
  • What must the U.S. military do to prepare for possible contingency operations in the South China Sea?
  • What are the security implications of the growing Islamic presence in Europe? Elsewhere in the world?
  • What must the Army do to prepare to fight in urban terrain or megacities? What are the ethical challenges to operating in this type of environment?
  • What operational and logistical challenges arise from domestic and foreign infrastructure limitations and how can we mitigate them?
  • How can we better prepare soldiers to operate against atypical combatants (i.e., nonuniformed or child warriors) and under conditions where noncombatants are difficult to distinguish?

The Changing U.S. Army


  • Are U.S. Army rotational units as effective as permanently assigned, forward-deployed units?
  • Does the Army need designated security force assistance brigades? How should they be organized?
  • Have associated units helped or hindered readiness?
  • How is gender integration changing the Army and how it operates?
  • How does Army doctrine need to change to incorporate the cyberspace domain?
  • Is there a role for the Army in homeland security operations? What must the Army be prepared for?