Divergent Options is a non-revenue generating non-politically aligned national security website that, in 1,000 words or less, provides unbiased, dispassionate, candid Option Papers, Assessment Papers, and also records Podcasts. Please note that while we assess a national security situation and may provide options, we never recommend a specific option.
Writing for Divergent Options:
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Please send us your original, unpublished submission, or participate in one of our Call for Papers below, by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Divergent Options we write using a specified format. Are you interested in assessing a national security situation and providing options to address it? Then our Options Paper format is for you. Are you interested in assessing a national security situation only? Then our Assessment Paper is for you. Are you a bit anxious? Then check out our Writer Testimonial page.
Please note that a national security situation can be one that is externally focused e.g. what is Country X going to do about County Y or internally focused e.g. Country X should invest more in Y capability.
2018 Call for Papers Schedule:
Topic: Africa Call for Papers Begins: January 2018 Call for Papers Ends: Mid-February 2018 Publish Date: Late-February 2018 Topic: The Pacific Call for Papers Begins: March 2018 Call for Papers Ends: Mid-April 2018 Publish Date: Late-April 2018 Topic: Alternative Futures Call for Papers Begins: May 2018 Call for Papers Ends: Mid-June 2018 Publish Date: Late-June 2018 Topic: Cyberspace Call for Papers Begins: July 2018 Call for Papers Ends: Mid-August 2018 Publish Date: Late-August 2018 Topic: The Middle East Call for Papers Begins: September 2018 Call for Papers Ends: Mid-October 2018 Publish Date: Late-October 2018
Topic: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union, Russia, & the former Soviet Republics
Call for Papers Begins: November 2018
Call for Papers Ends: Mid-December 2018
Publish Date: Late-December 2018