National Defence University (NDU) is persistently engaged in promoting quality academic research on multidisciplinary issues of national and international significance. To augment such efforts, the Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA) publishes Margalla Papers, a biannual research journal duly recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and indexed / abstracted internationally. The Journal is being published regularly since 1997.

Scope of the Journal:

Research articles of high academic standards are published after thorough scrutiny and 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 and intelligentsia, etc. The scope of the journal is as under:

  • Contemporary National and International Policy Issues
  • Regional and Global Issues including Geostrategic, Geopolitical and Geoeconomics
  • 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

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