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RCCS Series

Rapid Communications in Conflict and Secuity

About the Series

Utilizing its unique capability to combine speed of publication with high-production values, the Cambria Rapid Communications in Conflict and Security (RCCS) series brings to market in a timely manner books on a range of pressing aspects of global and national conflict—from foreign policy and diplomacy to the projection of both interstate and intrastate hard power.

The series is headed by general editor Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, who is the President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) as well as Senior Research Professor at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at The Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The series was founded by Dr. Geoffrey R. H. Burn, a former army officer with a doctorate in organization theory and strategy as well as thirty years of experience as the chief executive of book and journal publishing companies, who served as general editor of the series for eight years and remains on the advisory board.

The RCCS series will provide policymakers, practitioners, analysts, and academics with in-depth analysis of fast-moving topics that require urgent yet informed debate. Wherever possible, arguments will be set within an appropriate theoretical and/or historical context—but all authors will ensure that their books have practical application. The series will accept arguments from all theoretical perspectives written by political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and historians—whether working in a university context, government, an NGO, or the military.

Topics will include:

  • regional conflict and security, with a special focus on Asia
  • specific threats to global security, such as proliferation, weak states, non-state violent actors, cyber warfare, enforced migration, crime, and terrorism
  • military doctrine and strategy
  • intelligence reform
  • all aspects of political conflict and its resolution, including civil disobedience, civil war, diplomacy, and human rights

Advisory Board

  • Susan Bryant (Strategic Education International)
  • Geoffrey R. H. Burn (Founding Editor)
  • Dan Caldwell (Pepperdine University)
  • Tai Ming Cheung (University of California San Diego)
  • Arnel David (US Army)
  • Peter Dombrowski (US Naval War College)
  • Andrew Dorman (King's College London)
  • Tracey German (King's College London)
  • Rose Gottemoeller (Stanford University)
  • T. X. Hammes (National Defense University)
  • Jeffrey Larsen (US Naval Postgraduate School)
  • Thomas G. Mahnken (CSBA & Johns Hopkins SAIS)
  • Anna Ohanyan (Stonehill College)
  • Jay M. Parker (National Defense University)
  • Rebecca Patterson (Georgetown University)
  • Heidi A. Urben (Georgetown University)
  • Paul R. Viotti (University of Denver)

New Submissions

Proposals for this series can be submitted via this website.

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