The Robert Jervis International Security Studies Forum (ISSF) promotes scholarly, interdisciplinary discussion on international security studies topics. We commission reviews and roundtables on noteworthy new books and journal articles; essays and policy forums on the events that are shaping the world; and state of the field essays by leading scholars across the globe. All of our publications are open access.

Founded in 2009 in partnership with the H-Diplo, ISSF represents Bob Jervis’s vision of the endless potential of drawing IR scholars and diplomatic historians into constructive interdisciplinary dialogue and interaction. In honor of Jervis’s tireless work and advocacy for ISSF, its editorial team carries this legacy forward to its full potential through a robust series of reviews, essays, policy forums, and commentaries.

ISSF essays are read by six thousand of scholars and policy practitioners every day and accessed by over a hundred thousand readers per year. Two of its essay series have been re-published in book format by Columbia University Press: Robert Jervis, Francis J. Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane Labrosse, eds., Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the Twenty-First Century (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018); and Robert Jervis, Diane Labrosse, Stacie Goddard, and Joshua Rovner, eds., The Liberal Order Strikes Back? Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and the Future of International Politics (Columbia University Press, forthcoming).

ISSF is produced by H-Diplo, the Diplomatic and International History discussion network (member H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online) in association with the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.

Style Sheet for Reviewers

Editorial Team

Advisory Board

Risa Brooks, Northwestern University
Barry Buzan, London School of Economics and Political Science
Daniel Byman, Georgetown University
Thomas Christensen, Princeton University
Ariel Colomonos, Sciences Po
James Davis, University of St. Gallen
Lynn Eden, Stanford University
Lawrence Freedman, Kings College London
Stacie Goddard, Wellesley College
Stuart Kaufman, University of Delaware
Meghan O’Sullivan, Harvard University
Dan Reiter, Emory University
Jeff Taliaferro, Tufts University