Georgetown Security Studies Review (GSSR)

The Georgetown Security Studies Review (GSSR) is the official academic review of Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies. Its mission is to contribute to security policy debates by exposing both specialists and general interest readers to a wide array of perspectives on both current and historical international affairs issues. In addition to full-length peer-reviewed articles, issues of GSSR feature literature reviews, letters to the editors, and op-ed pieces.

SSP students are encouraged to contribute either to the Review or to the GSSR Forum, an online-only component of GSSR which hopes to contribute to ongoing debates about U.S. foreign policy, national security, and international security.

 

The SPRING 2017 GSSR Editorial Board includes:

Editor-in-Chief: Morgan Byrne-Diakun

Morgan Byrne-Diakun is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, concentrating in intelligence studies. His research interests include intelligence ethics, analytic methodology, interagency coordination issues, and Middle Eastern sub-national governance. Morgan currently works as a contractor for the defense community and previously spent over a year living and working in Jordan and Tunisia; he is fluent in several dialects of Arabic. Morgan graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Languages and Literature. Prior to serving as the Editor-in-Chief, Morgan was the GSSR Associate Editor for National Security & the Military.

Deputy Editor: Brendan Kinslow

Brendan Kinslow is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and currently works as an analyst for the Department of Defense. Previously, he interned at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, an organization that seeks to build partnership, integration, and collaboration within the intelligence community. Brendan has lived in Amman, Jordan for close to a year both as a student and as an English instructor, and graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Political Science and Arab/Islamic studies. Prior to serving as the Deputy Editor, Brendan was the GSSR Associate Editor for the Middle East.

Associate Editor for Africa: Ian Churchill

Ian Churchill is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. He works as an analyst for the Department of Defense and previously worked as a researcher covering conflict in East Africa. Ian spent four years doing policy analysis of national security law at a Washington, D.C. think tank, and graduated with honors from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations. Prior to serving as the Associate Editor for Africa, Ian was a GSSR columnist.

Associate Editor for Asia: Jake Howry

Jake Howry is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and sub-state violence, and currently works as a research intern supporting strategy and analysis for the Department of Homeland Security. He has provided analysis on political violence for NGOs and academic institutions and previously served as a borders and sovereignty analyst with the U.S. State Department. Jake graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to serving as the Associate Editor for Asia, Jake was a GSSR peer reviewer and columnist.

Associate Editor for Europe: Shannon Dick

Shannon Dick is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, concentrating in US national security policy. She currently works as a research associate for a Washington, D.C. think tank, where she focuses on issues pertaining to the international arms trade. Shannon graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology. Prior to serving as the Associate Editor for Europe, Shannon was a GSSR columnist.

Associate Editor for the Middle East: Cillian Muldoon

Cillian Muldoon is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. He recently completed a research internship at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where he analyzed terrorist organizations tactics and methodology and examined cross-temporal trends to model group capacity into the future. Cillian graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics and International Affairs and Economics. Prior to serving as the Associate Editor for the Middle East, Cillian was a GSSR reporter.

Associate Editor for National Security & the Military: Andrew Metrick

Andrew Metrick is a M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and currently works as a research associate at a Washington, DC think tank. He has published on a range of issues including amphibious warfare, maritime capabilities, emerging technologies, and unmanned systems. Andrew has also participated in academic research on the role of think tanks in public policy and served as an undergraduate teaching assistant with a focus on research and writing. He graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University with a B.A. in international affairs.

Associate Editor for Technology & Cyber Security: Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, concentrating in technology and security. She currently works as a contractor for the Department of Defense and previously researched nuclear non-proliferation issues at a Washington, D.C. think tank. Melanie graduated with highest distinction from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to serving as the Associate Editor for Technology & Cyber Security, Melanie was a GSSR columnist.

Associate Editor for Terrorism & Counterterrorism: Meredith Boyle

Meredith Boyle is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, concentrating in terrorism and sub-state violence. Meredith currently works as a contractor in the Department of Defense, and previously worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has lived and worked in Paris, France, and speaks fluent French. Meredith graduated summa cum laude from Connecticut College with a B.A. in international relations and French. Prior to serving as the Associate Editor for Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Meredith was a GSSR peer reviewer.