The publications listed below were written by members of Women In International Security (WIIS) Global.


"Let's not test the explosion of a 21st century nuclear arms race" by Kathy Crandall Robinson, WIIS Senior Fellow, J.D.

“Expertise and Naïveté in Decision-Making: Theory, History, and the Trump Administration” by Lori Helene Gronich, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.


Gender and Violent Extremism: Examining the Psychology of Women Participating in Non-State Armed Groups by Rebecca Dougherty and P. Kathleen Frier, directed by Rebecca Patterson, PhD, National Security Policy. Originally published via George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs.

Gender, Migration, and Security: Migration Policies must Empower Women and Men and Gender and the Security Sector: Towards a More Secure Future by Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., M.A., International Human Rights, Gender and Security Advisor at JLA Consulting LLC and WIIS member


Women Leading Peace by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (WIIS member Dr. Patty Chang served as a co-principal investigator)

True Grit: The Myths and Realities of Women in Combat by Dr. Megan H. MacKenzie

Dr. Megan MacKenzie debunks the myths surrounding women in combat in her Foreign Affairs' article as she discusses the female-only units, Cultural Support Teams, that were attached to Special Forces and Ranger teams in Afghanistan.

M17 : Who is the Most Likely Culprit? by Elizabeth Zolotukhina, M.A


Women, Peace and Security: Practical Guidance on Using Law to Empower Women in Post-Conflict Systems by Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., M.A

Women, Peace and Security: Practical Guidance on Using Law to Empower Women in Post-Conflict Case Studies by Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., M.A

Letter to the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict by Missing Peace Young Scholars Network

"I Didn't Know They Were Letting Girls Go to Wehrkunde" by Catherine McArdle Kelleher

"Defense Matters 2024: Why Europe Can't Afford Reducing Military Budgets" by Leyla Mutiu


"How Conflict Can Catalyse Positive Change for Women" by Julie Arostegui

"Serbia Reinvents Itself" by Elizabeth Pond

"Unfriendly States and Public Diplomacy" by Linda Staheli

"The 'War on Terrorism': What Does it Mean to Win?" by

Audrey Kurth Cronin

"UNSCR 1325—Conundrums and Opportunities" by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat

"The Spaces in Between: Mitigating Threats in Undergoverned Spaces" by Whitney Grespin and Michael Rettig

"Shohna ba Shohna: US Interests in Transition from Coalition to Afghan National Security Forces"  by Whitney Grespin

"Fifty-four Durand Lines: The Importance of Persistent Security Assistance in Africa" by Whitney Grespin

For additional publications by Whitney Grespin click here.

"The Role of Culture in Intelligence Reform" by Satgin S. Hamrah

Before 2013

"Mostly Sunny, Partly Cloudy" by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Michael E. Brown

"La Aplicación de la Resolución 1325 en las Organizaciones de Seguridad y Defensa Europeas" by María Angustias Caracuel Raya