The Tawazun blog adheres to an open submission policy. It welcomes policy recommendations in submissions, but these recommendations should be based on evidence and analysis, rather than merely being the official position of an actor or organization. We are committed to intellectual rigor and defense policy relevance. Authors may request anonymity, but must verify their identity to us.

Submissions can be made using the form below. The central argument should be clear from the outset of a submission, and evidence should be presented in a balanced and transparent manner. Submissions must draw a clear link to a policy-related threat, challenge, or opportunity related to civil-military relations or defense affairs in one or more Arab states. This encompasses a wide range of substantive areas, including (but not limited to):

Civilian oversight and defense expertise
Capability development and defense reform
Defense cooperation and security assistance
Military involvement in politics or the economy
Military organization, education, and training
Defense acquisition
Defense engagement
Conduct of military operations
Gender diversity and inclusivity
Defense planning and resource allocation
Formulation of defense policy and strategy
Nonstate armed actors, from combat to reintegration
Military recruitment, retention, and human resources management

Submissions should adhere to Tawazun standards in terms of both substance and form. Submissions longer than 800 words will not be considered. Authors should use embedded links to source statements of fact that are not common knowledge. If you have not received a response from editorial staff within two weeks, this means your submission has not been accepted for publication. The Tawazun blog posts only original content.
Submission Form
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All information not original to the author’s work (including data, ideas, and quotes) must be properly sourced, and any content drawn from the author’s previous publication(s) should be attributed to the original publisher. If copyrighted or other proprietary material (including photos, graphics, and illustrations) are used in the publication, the author is responsible for obtaining the written permissions and submitting them to Tawazun. If Tawazun identifies plagiarized, heavily recycled, or unsourced material during the editorial process, the author will have one opportunity to resolve the issue through making revisions. Tawazun will not be held liable for legal actions or attorney fees associated with the infringement of a copyright—or any other contractual, proprietary, or personal rights—of any third party (for example, a media outlet or persons cited in the material).

Right Not to Publish

Tawazun reserves the right not to publish if the review and editorial processes fail to yield a publication that meets Tawazun’s quality standards and plagiarism policy.