Five years, 1200 posts, and almost 2000 "followers" later, I have big news. The original concept of this website was to disseminate information about a topic I felt was growing in importance, evolving, changing, and hugely relevant for our time. I wanted to introduce others to the wide variety of topics it relates to, its cross-cutting nature, and the challenges it poses. During these five years I have learned a lot and have been lucky to gain experience not just thinking and analyzing export controls from afar, but to become familiar with their implementation, through working with many countries, organizations and individuals.
Six months ago it occurred to me that it was long past due to create an academic publication- something high-quality, peer-reviewed, and as technical as possible, about the field. My hope is that inaugurating such a journal also potentially establishes strategic trade as its own academic field- taught in universities, discussed at academic conferences, and analyzed from a long-term, global point of view.
Therefore, please let me introduce The Strategic Trade Review, a refereed journal dedicated to conventional and dual-use trade control. The journal aims to provide high-quality, peer-reviewed articles that tackle the complex field of trade and security. It features articles in the following areas: international law, technological developments, good practices, implementation analysis, risk-assessment, enforcement, prosecution, capacity-building (strategy, methodology, case studies), comparative studies, historical analysis, licensing issues, sanctions, definitions, patterns and trends, jurisdiction, international cooperation, regional cooperation, industry outreach and communication, and other related topics.
As it's an international journal, I hope you will spread the word or think about submitting an article yourself. You can find more information on the website of the Strategic Trade Review: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/49/revue.php or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions to be included in the first edition, to be published in autumn, must be submitted by June 30, 2015 for consideration.