WELCOME TO THE RCSS E-MULTILOGUE!

Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), since its inception as an independent think tank, has sought to encourage research, dialogue and deliberation on a broad range of conventional and non-conventional sources of conflict. Over the years it has endeavored to bring together scholars, academics, practitioners and civil society, in the context of addressing a wide range of issues prevailing in the international system and providing them with sustainable solutions.

To this end, RCSS is pleased to launch the RCSS E-Multilogue.

AUDIENCE AND AIMS

This multilogue aims to engage with a wide cross section of individuals, in order to discuss and share thoughts, opinions and knowledge on contemporary international events and issues. Furthermore, it provides the perfect platform for undergraduates, scholars, practitioners and all interested groups to convene and remain abreast of the most current and trending topics in South Asia and beyond.

The moderated blog specifically aims to create multiple conversations and discussions on a series of topics which can be approached by different lenses, perspectives and stakeholders. This multilogue also hopes to connect young students and practitioners with senior scholars and academics, with the broader purpose of stimulating critical discussion, creating interaction, building networks, and contributing towards the wider expansion of knowledge in the field of international relations.

Please send any queries and/or articles (600-800 words) that you may have to: rcssemultilogue@gmail.com

GUIDELINES

  1. Every other Monday, RCSS will announce a theme for the week, and publish a short think piece with a series of questions, in order to prompt discussion on a selected contemporary issue of regional and/or international significance.
  2. All interested parties are invited to comment on the 'topic' and post their own thoughts and views on the specific topic, or write articles related to the broader identified forum theme, as a separate topic. Upon moderation, these replies/ new topics, related to the theme, will be published on the site.
  3. Students, scholars, and practitioners are invited to respond to the think piece, comments, or articles for the duration of the week. All participants must include their names and affiliations. Anonymous posting will not be approved.
  4. In parallel to the discussions, opinion polls would be conducted on critical questions related to the identified topic, as well as provide an opportunity for participants to determine topics for the upcoming weeks.
  5. Comments should not exceed 200 words, and articles should not exceed 500 on the given topic area. Particularly stimulating and/or insightful articles, or comments may be highlighted and published in RCSS’ quarterly newsletter.
  6. Articles should be original pieces of work. Plagiarized, and/or materials that have already been published elsewhere will not be accepted.
  7. Please note the blog aspires to publish only constructive analysis and criticism, excluding insult and hate speech, in order to maintain a level of academic vigor and positive engagement of the site.

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