Divergent Options is a non-politically aligned national security website that, in 1,000 words or less, provides unbiased, dispassionate, candid articles that assess a national security situation, present multiple options to address the situation, and articulate the risk and gain of each option. Please note that while we assess a national security situation and may provide options, we never recommend a specific option.
Call for Papers:
Divergent Options is calling for papers assessing situations or discussing options related to Africa.
Please send your article to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 16th, 2018.
If you are not interested in writing on this topic, we always welcome individual articles on virtually any national security situation an author is passionate about. Please do not let our call for papers cause you to hesitate to send us your idea. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thoughts from our Twitter Followers to Inspire Potential Writers:
What countries in Africa are hot spots for friction between the United States and the People’s Republic of China?
Does the construction of ports in Kenya drag all of Africa’s wealth to one part of the continent? If so, what are the impacts?
Assess the performance of United States Africa Command.
Assess the impact of activities conducted by large corporations in Africa.
Describe options to combat human trafficking and slavery in Africa.
Describe options to address famine in Africa.
If cryptocurrencies are utilized by unbanked populations in Africa, what will the impact be to the global economy?
Can the G5 Sahel group counter threats in West Africa?
Assess the status of Islamist terrorists from the Horn of Africa to West Africa.
Are clandestine or covert programs conducted in Africa by third countries a stabilizing or destabilizing force?
Assess the impact of fishery development in Somaliland.
Assess the strategic implications of water security, e.g., the stand-off over the Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on the Nile.
What strategic planning efforts does United States Africa Command need to undertake to be more effective in its mission?
Assess the national security implications of wildlife exploitation in Africa.
Assess the current impact of France’s actions and inactions related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.