CFP: Special Issue- Slavic Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Deadline for Submissions: July 1st, 2021

International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence has opened a Call for papers for a Special Issue on Slavic Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War initiated the processes of transformation of societies and states that were part of the Warsaw Pact and Non-Aligned Movement in the Eurasian region. During the Cold War, these states were maintained by the firm hand of a repressive system. Intelligence and security agencies were the function of a totalitarian one-party government. The crisis in Southeast Europe continues, a source of numerous security threats to the stability and security of Europe, the EU, and NATO. Intelligence and counterintelligence agencies/services were involved in the process of strong and intense social and political change. This special issue on Slavic intelligence
and counterintelligence is intended to stimulate academic discussion on their activities during and after the Cold War, and the process of a transition into today’s hybrid threats. We are interested in research focusing on the analysis of organizations, operations, and the impact of intelligence security agencies (or the intelligence community where it existed) in Slavic-speaking countries.

We are specifically interested in:
-The organization and position of intelligence agencies in Slavic society, as well as their role
in a politically driven system of repression.
– In-depth analysis of individual case studies that can show a modus operandi at the national and/or international level.
-Review of the transition of intelligence and counterintelligence agencies from totalitarian one-party system into modern agencies in parliamentary democracies.
-Lessons learned – analysis of individual joint actions from two or more countries in individual thematic areas such as the “export” of political violence, incitement, or the motivation of terrorist actions.
-Shaping public knowledge at the national and international level by targeted disinformation spreading (i.e., active measures).
– The role and place in crises and wars during the process of disintegration of multinational
states such as the USSR, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.

Manuscript length should be no longer than 4,000 to 7,500 words, including abstract, references, and tables; and they should be formatted and submitted per standard policies and procedures of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. General information about the journal may be found at:

Deadline for submissions of full articles: 1 July 2021
Expressions of interest, questions and submission of proposals:
Dr. Akrap:
Dr. Trifunović