IDD Submission Guidelines

The Institute for Development and Diplomacy publishes occasional analytic policy briefs and memos, working papers, monographs, and special reports on various subject areas. These include: grand strategy, statecraft, geopolitics; diplomacy & multilateralism; defense & security; peacemaking & regional cooperation; transportation & infrastructure; economics & trade; development & governance reform; energy; sustainable development; and Karabakh & reconciliation. While we do not restrict ourselves in terms of geographic scope, our particular focus is on the overlapping set of regions to which Azerbaijan and its neighbors belong.
IDD invites nontechnical, intellectually rigorous manuscript submissions by smart and knowledgeable policymakers, commentators, researchers, academics, and other scholars, analysts, and practitioners whose original and wellargued views, lucidly and elegantly presented, can contribute to a deeper understanding of issues related to the above topic areas.
Manuscripts should be submitted in wellwritten American English with source notes for fact checking purposes as appropriate. Such works should be submitted by email attachment and as .doc or .docx files only. The text should be formatted in the "Times New Roman" font, 12 point, 1.0spaced, paragraphs welldefined, and subheadings clearly indicated. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned unread with the request to reformat and resubmit.
Please put “IDD Submission” in the subject line and include your contact information in the body of the email, which should be sent to Please also include a short two to three sentence biography at the end of your submitted manuscript. All emails will be answered with all deliberate speed, ideally within two weeks. During this period, we insist on exclusivity: authors should not, under any circumstances, “shop around” their manuscript.
Prospective authors may also contact IDD to propose essay ideas or concepts. Emails should be sent to, with “IDD Proposal” indicated in the subject line and contact information contained in the body of the email. All such inquiries will be answered promptly.