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The Elihu Root Prize


The Elihu Root Prize is an annual award by the US Army War College for the best article (or articles) published in Parameters on the topic of Strategic Landpower. The Quarterly's Editorial Board selects nominees from a given volume year (Spring-Winter) and evaluates them based on the degree to which they enhance the understanding of any aspect of Strategic Landpower, whether within a historical or contemporary context. Any article published on any theme related to Strategic Landpower is automatically considered, but winners will be selected based on analytical depth and rigor. The prize(s) include an award certificate and honorarium, and are presented by the Commandant of the US Army War College at an annual ceremony.

The Elihu Root Prize is made possible by the generous support of the US Army War College Foundation.

The ELIHU ROOT PRIZE WINNERS of 2015:

1st place ($3,000 Award):

Michael Allen Hunzeker and Alexander Lanoszka, "Landpower and American Credibility ,"
Parameters 45, no. 4 (Winter 2015-16): 17-26.

2nd place ($2,000 Award):

Michael Evans, "The Case against Megacities,"
Parameters 45, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 33-43.

The ELIHU ROOT PRIZE WINNERS of 2014:

1st place ($3,000 Award):

David H. Ucko and Robert C. Egnell, "Options for Avoiding Counterinsurgencies,"
Parameters 44, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 11-22.

2nd place ($2,000 Award):

Stephen Watts and Stephanie Pezard, "Rethinking Small-Footprint Interventions,"
Parameters 44, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 23-36.

The ELIHU ROOT PRIZE WINNERS of 2013:

1st place ($3,000 Award):

Robert J. Bunker, "Defeating Violent Nonstate Actors."
Parameters 43, no. 4 (Winter 2013-14): 57-65.

2nd place ($2,000 Award):

John R. Deni, "Strategic Landpower in the Indo-Asia-Pacific"
Parameters 43, no. 3 (Autumn 2013): 77-86.