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Journal of International Peace and Organization: Issue 1-2/2023

The editors of the Journal of International Peace and Organization (“Die Friedens-Warte”) are pleased to invite abstracts and contributions in the journal’s first issue of volume 96 (1-2/2023):

Kindly send your contribution (format: .docx, .rtf or, ideally, .doc) in German or English to by 15 February 2023 for a first review (manuscripts approx. 45,000 to 70,000 characters; also shorter submissions are welcome). For any further information please see our website


Thematic focus issue 1–2/2023: European Peace and Security Order: Past – Present – Future

With the Russian Federation’s war of aggression against Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022, the plan of a peace order for the entire European continent seems obsolete, at least for the foreseeable future. Instead of peace, the focus is currently on security; the paradigm of cooperation has given way to open confrontation, and in perspective, after the end of the war, little more than mere cohabitation between Russia and “the West” seems possible. Many predict a new East-West conflict, some even see a new Cold War on the horizon.

The editors of the Frieden-Warte invite you to reflect on political and legal aspects of the European peace and security order in the past, present and future, and invite contributions on political or legal aspects of the thematic focus. Possible topics or aspects could be, for example:

  • Paradigms: peace/security, confrontation/cohabitation/cooperation, etc.;
  • Role of institutions: CSCE/OSCE, UN, Council of Europe, EU, NATO, NATO-Russia Council, etc.;
  • Russia’s hegemonic claims in the region;
  • Arms, arms control, disarmament;
  • Role of the economy, especially energy supply, for security and peace in the region;
  • Transatlantic cooperation; commonalities and clashes of interests within “the West”;
  • Europe and “the others”: positions and role of non-European states.


General articles, conference reports, book reviews

The editors also accept general articles, conference reports and book reviews on any aspect of peace studies lying outside this issue’s focus until the date stated for the issue 1–2/2023.


Guest editorships

The Journal of International Peace and Organization (“Die Friedens-Warte”) is open to publish entire issues under guest editorship. Please contact one of the editors or the e-mail address with a concept for your own thematic focus or conference issue.


About the Journal of International Peace and Organization

Founded in 1899 by Alfred H. Fried, who was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Journal of International Peace and Organization is the oldest journal in the German-speaking world for questions regarding peace and international organization. In addition to serving as a forum for discussion within and between the disciplines of peace studies, the journal seeks to make a traditional contribution by imparting specialist knowledge to political practice, necessary for a policy of active peacebuilding. In line with the interdisciplinary character of peace studies, renowned national and international scholars from various disciplines express their views in the form of special contributions on current and fundamental topics of peace and conflict research in the Journal of International Peace and Organization.

Since at least the end of the East-West conflict, peace is no longer defined by the mere absence of interstate violence, but as a complex and multilayered concept that includes the conditions of non-violent coexistence. Today’s peace studies consider the dynamics and consequences of domestic violent conflicts, economic impoverishment, climate catastrophes as well as the threat of international terrorism and threats to the security of the individual. This broadening of the focus is accompanied by an expansion of the relevant disciplines: next to political sciences and the law, economics and natural sciences as well as social-psychological, sociological and social-anthropological analyses offer significant contributions to debates in peace studies. Peace studies have an explicit interdisciplinary character.

The Journal of International Peace and Organization (“Die Friedens-Warte”) is a refereed journal. Submitted articles are subject to a double-blind, external peer review process that decides whether they are accepted into the journal.


The editors

Prof. Dr. Andreas von Arnauld, Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, Christian Albrechts University Kiel

Dr. Charlotte Dany, Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate, University of Koblenz-Landau

Prof. Dr. Michael Staack, Helmut Schmidt University/ University of the German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr University Bochum


Organisation: Journal of International Peace and Organization / Die Friedens-Warte
Deadline: 15/02/2023
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