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Charged Affairs Fall 2017 Content Call – Deadline Extended

Prompt: Sixteen years later, the war in Afghanistan rages on with no clear end in sight. What can the international community do to achieve an enduring solution while denying terrorists safe havens in Afghanistan?

We believe that the perspectives of NextGen professionals, and particularly veterans, are critical to the conversation on global security and the future of Afghanistan.

Charged Affairs‘ Fall 2017 content call will accept submissions through October 11th. Finalist status will be announced in mid-October. The content call winner will be announced at the YPFP’s Affairs of State Gala on November 11th, along with a special invitation to the VIP floor!

Submission Requirements: Only YPFP members may submit. Articles should be op-eds between 650 and 850 words in length. Articles should be original and not have been previously published in any other format in print or online. See full Charged Affairs guidelines here.

Instructions: Submit to by October 11th with the subject line beginning with “Content Call.”

Please include:

  • A byline (your name)
  • A working title
  • The final article in a text document (no PDF files)
  • A brief biography and your social media handles (if available)
  • Photos/graphics/tables in separate hi-res documents as JPG or PDF files (if applicable)

Aim for the intelligent non-expert (no jargon or excessively wonky language) and remember that you are writing for a global audience. Please cite sources that reinforce your argument as hyperlinks (avoid Wikipedia and other semi-authoritative sources).

About: YPFP’s journal Charged Affairs showcases the perspectives of rising leaders in foreign policy. It is a journal designed to give young professionals a chance to hone their writing and analytical skills by participating in a rigorous editorial process and to present insightful and creative articles to the broader foreign policy community.



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