The Student Strategy & Security Journal is a student-led, peer-reviewed, academic journal centred around international relations and security. Committed to academic excellence, 3SJ strives to provide a platform for the most brilliant voices in international relations, security studies and political science. As demonstrated in the breadth of articles, interviews and reports, 3SJ welcomes pluralism in both content and methods. The product of academic rigour and collaboration, the Student Strategy & Security Journal aims to spark intellectual curiosity, challenge traditional narratives and engage students and scholars in dialogue that reaches across borders and disciplines.




ALEX OLTEANU  is a Ph.D. student at Queen’s University, Canada, where he also obtained his BA (with Distinction) in Political Studies and Spanish. He is currently working on the ‘New NATO Project’ investigating how NATO and the EU adapted to the post-Cold War environment during the critical 1989-1993 period and is completing the Public Leadership Credential at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  Previously, Alex completed a Masters’s (Research) with Distinction in Global Security Studies at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.




MURRAY GLEN is an MSc Political Communications student at the University of Glasgow. Having spent time in the Public Diplomacy Division of Nato in Brussels, and in private-sector public relations, Murray is an International Policy Officer with the Scotch Whisky Association. He is a graduate of International Relations and Politics from the University of Dundee and focuses on the crisis communications of the European Union in his studies.




SHARY MITIDIERI is a Ph.D. candidate in International Studies at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, as well as a Subject Expert in the History of International Relations at the University of Naples Federico II. After two MA’s (in International Relations and International Strategic-Military Studies), she has gained significant analytical experience working for various research groups and NGOs. Her areas of expertise include the historical, political, and institutional relations between NATO, the EU, and the Western Balkans, peacekeeping and peace-enforcement operations, state-building in post-conflict scenarios, and identity and memorialization practices in ethnically diverse areas.




ADMIRA BUZIMKIC is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Admira received a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in International Relations, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and European Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Globalization from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Admira’s research interests focus on the intersection of global governance, security studies, international political economy, and migration. Her dissertation examines European border enforcement capacity building in the border region between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, specifically exploring the role of corporate interest in shaping European border security objectives over the last two decades.




DAVID SZABO David is a recent graduate of Politics and Central and Eastern European Studies from the University of Glasgow. He is currently studying for a master’s in Human Rights, with special interests in de facto states and humanitarian intervention.




IOANA BOGDAN is a University of Glasgow graduate where she completed an MA in Politics and Film with Honours of the First Class. She is employed as a creative strategist at a digital marketing agency. Outside of her career, she maintains strong interests in political philosophy, international relations, and creative media.



We want to extend a special thanks to the founders of 3SJ: Grant Jones, Clemence Emeriau, Paul Galienne, and Jacopo Grande.




PROFESSOR BEATRICE HEUSER: Professor of International Relations, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


DR. HUSEYIN ALIYEV, Lecturer, Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK; 

DR. MATHILDE VON BULOW, Lecturer, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK;

DR. AMMON CHESKIN, Senior Lecturer in Nationalism and Identity (Central & East European Studies), University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK;

DR. WAYNE COX, Associate Professor (Politics), Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada;

PROFESSOR ISABELLE DUYVESTEYN, Professor of International Studies & Chair International Studies Program, Leiden University, Institute for History, The Hague, Netherlands

DR. ADRIAN FLOREA, Senior Lecturer (Central and East European Studies), University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK;

DR. MATTHEW FORD, Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Swedish Defence Academy, Stockholm, Sweden;

PROFESSOR DAVID HAGLUND, Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada;

DR. EVA MICHAELS, Beatriu de Pinós Research Fellow, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain;

DR. JEFFREY H. MICHAELS, IEN Senior Fellow, Barcelona Institute of International Studies, Spain;

PROFESSOR ALEX MOENS, Professor (Political Science), Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, Canada;

PROFESSOR BRENDAN O’LEARY, Lauder Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA;

DR. NICCOLÓ PETRELLI, Assistant Professor, Strategic Studies, Department of Political Science, Universita’ Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

PROFESSOR DAVID SMITH, Professor – Alex Nove Chair in Russian and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

DR. TY SOLOMON, Senior Lecturer (Politics), University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 




                         Daniel Shaw                                                                                    Victor Mulsant                                                                      Timon Ostermeier

                         Anthony Pollock                                                                             Pinja Vuorinen                                                                      Sinan Kircova 

                         Olivia Compton                                                                              Marie Zamecnikova                                                             Grant Jones

                         Shary Mitidieri                                                                                Alexander Olteanu                                                              

                         Elia Duran-Smith                                                                           


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