13 July 2007

When self-preservation is no deterrent ...

2007 National Security Strategy Essay Contest

The Army G-3 and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point are sponsoring the 2007 National Security Strategy Essay Contest in order to solicit new ways of thinking about deterrence in today’s post-9/11 world. We invite submissions of article-length (7,500 – 10,000 words), publication-quality essays addressing the following question:
How can the U.S. credibly and ethically deter adherents of extremist religious ideologies from engaging in terrorist activity?
Essays will be judged on scholarly rigor, creativity and innovation. Authors are encouraged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking. The author of the essay judged by the CTC Faculty and Senior Fellows to be the best will receive a $5,000 research grant.

Entries should be postmarked no later than 1 September 2007 and mailed in hard-copy format with a copy of the author’s curriculum vitae to:

Combating Terrorism Center
National Security Strategy Essay Contest
Lincoln Hall
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996

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