and Objectives. Over the past ten years a number of
European countries have seen dramatic political, economical,
social, or even cultural changes. The breath-taking pace
of these changes has constrained politicians, intelligence
professionals, political scientists and historians to share
ideas and exchange views referring to an almost identical
period of time. Due to the velocity of the developments
- the concept of national security has unified the objects
of interest of the different scientific disciplines - history,
political science, intelligence - under the same focus in
the journal should have manifold purposes: for professional
plans, the journal should do the research and include itself
in the debates on methodological problems of intelligence,
with scientific plans it should contribute to the establishment
and research the phenomenon of national security, while
the purpose of it to the public should have a specific pioneer
and educational dimensions - by opening space for contemplating
serious problems of national security and intelligence in
the public of the Central and Eastern European countries;
therefore, on those territories where great need for such
debates, and the media that will realise it, exists.
the journal should be focused on Central and Eastern Europe,
but it will not be just for the public in those territories.
Namely, in the selected and elaborated topics the emphasis
will be on their relevance to the wider problems of international
relations and security. The actual historical moment of
these geographical territories and the importance of local
events for the wider international relations make virtually
any theme selected to relevant for the broader international
actuality of the journal will be attained not only by the
selection of relevant topics, but also by compentent authors
which guaranteed by very international composition of the
National Security and the Future will be published in English,
it will appear quaterly i.e. four issues yearly.
Easch issue of National Security and the Future will consist
of four main parts:
topic - each issue will be dedicated to one main topic
which is important for strategic-oriented understanding
of the future.
Studies of main problems and events in transition countries:
Political history and/or history of intelligence.
and methodology of national security and intelligence.
and reviews of publications.
main Topics. The thematical field that the journal will
cover is as follows:
resolution - sources, perspectives
and national security in the 21st Century
future of intelligence services
support to international organisations (e.g. UN, NATO)
action: pluses and minuses for the 21st Century
collection of intelligence
and knowledge management
and the public
between intelligence and policy makers
in a democratic society
Schedule and Terms. The first volume of the NSF should
appear in September 1999. The main topics for the first
four issues and the dead-line for contributions are the
in transition: August 15, 2000.
and national security in the 21st Century: October 30,
intelligence collection: January 15, 2001.
papers should focus on the main topic or should fit the
remaining three requirements of the journal interest. They
should reflect original research, new interpretations, or
personal professional experience. Papers should be delivered
in English. Manuscripts should be prepared according to
Guidelines for Authors.
you would like to contribute a paper,
please send one-paragraph biographical sketch
together with your paper or proposal for paper to:
Security and the Future
St. George Association / Udruga sv. Jurja
Rudjera Boskovica 20, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: (385) 1 4921 099, Fax: (385) 1 4921 101.