The shortlist for the 2010 Tim Garden Essay Competition has been announced. It is :

 

* Between change and continuity : Western cultural memory and 21st Century security

James Clinch - University of Melbourne and London School of Ecnomics

 

* Security and defence in the 21st Century : Relating capabilities to requirements

Leon Grasmann - University of Warwick

 

* Femal power - the role of Afghan women in counterinsurgency

Rikke Haugegaard - University of Copenhagen and RCDS Cranfield 

 

* Making it all Thinkable : How changes to the concepts of defence and security have necessitated practice in the art of imagining the impossible

Rachel Miller-Sprafke - London School of Economics and King's College London

 

* Security or insecurity?

Ian Shields - Darwin College, University of Cambridge

 

* No need for NATO anymore

Dirk Siebels - University of Durham

 

These six shortlisted entries will be published in Defence Viewpoints in coming weeks. The winner will be declared towards the end of October.