The Journal of Strategic Security (JSS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed professional journal published quarterly by Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security with support from the University of South Florida Libraries. The Journal provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion of strategic security issues drawing from the fields of global security, international relations, intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism studies, among others. JSS is indexed in SCOPUS, the Directory of Open Access Journals, several EBSCOhost databases, EuroPub, and ProQuest databases.

Current Issue: Urban Security

Cover & Front Matter


Urban Security: From High-Intensity Crime to Large-Scale Combat Operations and Everything in Between
John P. Sullivan, Ph.D.; Nathan P. Jones, Ph.D.; and Daniel W. Argomedo, Ph.D.



Virtual Urban Siege: Modern Urban Siege and Swarming in Culiacán 2019 & 2023
Daniel Weisz Argomedo; Nathan P. Jones, Ph.D.; and John P. Sullivan, Ph.D.


Implementing NIMS: Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing
James M. Duggan, John Petrozzelli, and Jay Slattery


Why Cities Fail: The Urban Security Crisis in Ecuador
Jorge Mantilla, Carolina Andrade, and Maria Fe Vallejo

Book Reviews

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