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The Bernard Brodie Prize

Bernard Brodie lecturing, by Walter Sanders for Life Magazine, September 1946

Contemporary Security Policy announces the co-winners of the annual Bernard Brodie Prize, awarded for the outstanding article appearing in the journal the previous year. The co-winners of the Brodie Prize of 2015 are:

Wyn Bowen and Matthew Moran, Iran's Nuclear Program: A Case Study in Hedging, April 2014.

The award is named for Dr. Bernard Brodie (1918-1978), author of The Absolute Weapon (1946), Strategy in the Missile Age (1958) and War and Strategy (1973). Brodie's ideas remain at the center of security debates to this day. One of the first analysts to cross between official and academic environments, he pioneered the very model of civilian influence that Contemporary Security Policy represents.

The other nominees for 2015 were:

The jurors for this year's prize were members of the journal's editorial board. It is our pleasure to thank them for their work making the prize possible. We are honored to acknowledge the permission of Brodie's son and executor, Dr. Bruce R. Brodie, to use his father's name for the award.

This is the sixth Brodie Prize. Previous winners are: Nick Ritchie, University of York, 'Valuing and Devaluing Nuclear Weapons', April 2013; Patrick M. Morgan, University of California, Irvine, "The State of Deterrence in International Politics Today," April 2012; Sebastian Mayer of the University of Bremen, "Embedded Politics, Growing Informalization? How Nato and the EU Transform Provision of External Security," August 2011; Jeffrey W. Knopf, Monterey Institute of International Studies for "The Fourth Wave in Deterrence Research," April 2010; and Diane E. Davis of MIT, for "Non-State Armed Actors, New Imagined Communities, and Shifting Patterns of Sovereignty and Insecurity in the Modern World," August 2009.