Divergent Options is a non-politically aligned non-revenue generating 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 national security papers assessing situations or discussing options related to Alternative Futures or Alternative Histories.
For the purpose of this Call for Papers we define an Alternative Future as a theory about the character of the future national security environment that is grounded in knowledge of current trends and emerging threats.
For the purpose of this Call for Papers we define an Alternative History as envisioning a historical national security situation occurred in a different way and discussing the logical ramifications related to this difference.
To inspire potential writers, previous articles that were submitted as Alternative Futures may be viewed here.
Please limit your article to 1,000 words and write using our Options Paper or Assessment Paper templates which are designed for ease of use by both writers and readers alike.
Please send your article to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10, 2019.
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!