Security and Defence Quarterly (ISSN 2300-8741; eISSN 2544-994X) is an international and multidisciplinary double-blind peer-reviewed open-access journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding theory, research, and practice in the field of security and defence. The journal invites submissions of empirical and theoretical research which is set within a global context and relies on rigorous methodologies. Original research, reviews, conceptual articles, short papers, book reviews, commentaries, and interviews are welcome. Basic and applied research should concern but is not limited to military, political, legal, economic, environmental, cyber, and social aspects of security and defence studies. The journal seeks to engage the global scientific community from various disciplines, such as military sciences, political sciences, international relations, intelligence studies, engineering, informatics, medicine, psychology, pedagogy, and others. It constitutes a platform for presenting the outcomes of high quality research as a contribution to security and defence studies.

The journal, established in 2013 by the National Defence University (the War Studies University since 2016), initially aimed at promoting scientific research carried out at universities affiliated to the Central European Forum on Military Education (CEFME). Since 2016, Security and Defence Quarterly has been published four times a year under the auspices of the Faculty of National Security of the War Studies University in Warsaw, Poland. Special issues are published separately - one issue per year. The journal is indexed in DOAJ, ERIH+, EBSCO, CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), Index Copernicus International, POL-INDEX, BazTech, Baz Hum, CeON Repository (Repository of the Centre for Open Science, an open-access repository for research output of Polish scholars). Each paper published in Security and Defence Quarterly is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper.

All articles are Open Access, which means they are freely available to read and download. Security and Defence Quarterly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License.

The journal does not impose any submission or article-processing charges.

All texts should be submitted in English. The journal provides its own proofreading services.


Dorota Domalewska, PhD
National Security Faculty, War Studies University

Associate Editor

Małgorzata Gawlik-Kobylińska, PhD
Management and Command Faculty, War Studies University

Managing Editors

Przemysław Gasztold, PhD
National Security Faculty, War Studies University

Joanna Przybylak, PhD
National Security Faculty, War Studies University

Aleksander N. Kravcov, PhD
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University


Bora Aktan, University of Bahrain
Dogan Aydin, Dumlupınar University, Turkey
Kadir Aztekin, Balikesir Üniversitesi, Turkey
Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, Swedish Defence University, Sweden
Valentina Bartolucci, University of Piza, Italy
Mantas Bileišis, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
Giedrius Česnakas, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
James Der Derian, Centre for International Security Studies, the University of Sydney, Australia
Zuzana Dvořáková, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Michael Fredholm, Informatics Research Institute, Sweden
Joshua D. Freilich, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Laurian Gherman, Henri Coanda Air Force Academy, Romania
Pedro Teixeira Isaías, University of Queensland, Australia
Aušrius Juozapavičius, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
Mark D. Juszczak, St. John’s University, USA
Guy Lamb, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
David Last, Royal Military College of Canada
Eunil Park, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Smruti S. Pattanaik, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (MP-IDSA), India
Sylwester Samborski, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Richard J. Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Vladas Tumalavičius, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
Viljar Veebel, Baltic Defence College, Estonia
Zdeněk Vintr, University of Defence, Czech Republic
Władysław Walkowiak, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
Irina Yatskiv, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
George A. Zombanakis, The American College of Greece

War Studies University
al. gen. A. Chruściela „Montera” 103
00-910 Warsaw

Numer bieżący
42 (2/2023)
Security and Defence Quarterly
al. gen. A. Chruściela „Montera” 103
ISSN 2300-8741
00-910 Warsaw
e-ISSN 2544-994X