800- to 1200-word weekly assessments and 1200- to 1600-word special assessments
The Center for Global Policy (CGP) welcomes submissions of analyses that meet the criteria below.
To be featured in the Navigator and Special Analysis series, all submissions must:
- Identify a geopolitically significant issue and explain its importance
- Provide a nuanced, rigorous, and sophisticated analysis of the trigger event being addressed
- Present a forecast on how the issue will develop
- Offer recommendations to U.S. policymakers on how to manage the issue.
CGP publishes work that combines geopolitical insight with subject-matter expertise. Geopolitics focuses on macro factors like geography, populations, and economics. Specific expertise focuses on issues like militias, ideologies, tactical developments, regimes, and local politics. All policy recommendations must advance U.S. national security interests and/or international stability. All work must demonstrate analytical empathy: It must appreciate the imperatives of the actors involved and the constraints and latitudes they face. Please note that we do not publish “op-ed” pieces, polemical content, or activist/advocacy work.
To submit articles, please email our Content Manager, Minna Jaffery, at email@example.com with a short bio of yourself, links to previous articles, and a short paragraph that outlines your argument along the lines of questioning above. Upon submission of the final manuscript after peer review, the author will be compensated for their work.
Longer briefs (4000 words maximum)
The Policy Brief is an in-depth analysis of an issue pertaining to CGP’s areas of research in which the author provides an analysis of the current situation, a forecast of what would occur if no action were taken, and recommendations for U.S. policy makers. Upon submission of the Policy Brief, CGP will peer review the piece and send it back to the author for revision. Once the manuscript is finalized, the design and publication process can take up to sixty (60) days. CGP will decide when to publish the Policy Brief in accordance with other publishing needs, current events, and in consultation with the author.
The Policy Brief manuscript must follow the structure below:
- Executive Summary including five to six key bullet points of the manuscript;
- Introduction, including a clear thesis statement arguing key points, framing your challenging questions and concise arguments;
- Body of text with subheadings grouped by topics;
- Appropriate tables, charts, quantitative visuals with adequate analysis connected to the visual;
- Critical policy recommendations for the policy community;
- Concluding observations relevant to the topic analyzed, and implications for broader global politics and geopolitics;
- Endnotes and bibliography, formatted according to APA guidelines using endnotes (see: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html).
To pitch Policy Brief ideas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a one-page proposal for your brief detailing your thesis position, an outline, and a description of how it relates to CGP’s areas of research. Upon submission of the final manuscript following the peer review process, the author will be compensated for their work.
Please note that all Policy Briefs should meet the same criteria outlined in the “Approach” section above that applies to 800- to 1200-word articles.