About the Journal

Margalla Papers is a biannual publication of the Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA), National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. 

Aim of the Journal

To encourage and promote quality academic research on multidisciplinary issues of national and international significance.

Scope of the Journal

Research papers of high academic standards are published after thorough scrutiny and double-blind peer reviews at home and abroad. To enhance and extend the value of contributions in the journal, NDU intently desires to benefit from a wide spectrum of academicians, scholars, intelligentsia, etc. The scope of the journal is as under:

  • Regional and Global Issues including Geopolitical, Geostrategic and Geoeconomics
  • Contemporary National and International Policy Issues
  • National and International Security Issues
  • Nuclear Weapons, Armaments, and Proliferation Issues
  • Defence Collaborations and Developments
  • Major Treaties and Agreements
  • Issues Concerning International Organizations and Alliances
  • United Nations and UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • International Law

Publishing Schedule

Margalla Papers announces Call for Papers twice (January and June) and publishes two issues and one volume in an academic year. However, Special Issue is announced separately if scheduled.