Founded in 2006 under the title Western Balkans Security Observer, the Journal of Regional Security obtained its current name in 2012. It is intended for international security scholars and policymakers from South East Europe but also other established or emerging regions of the world.
In synergy with the Centre for International Security, which houses the journal, the Journal of Regional Security aims to bring academic security studies communities from the Western Balkans closer to each other and closer to security studies and security policy communities from different regions of the world, thus enabling smarter and more sustainable regional policy solutions.
Subject areas include security communities, regional security complexes, regional security sector reform and governance, security regimes, security integration, region-building and comparative regional security research.
Topics concerning the area of peace and conflict studies such as regional conflict complexes, regional approaches to peacebuilding, hybrid forms of peace and regional infrastructures for peace are also welcomed.