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Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies

Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies

Welcome to the Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies (AJDSS), the flagship academic journal of the Australian Defence Force. Launched in 2019, the AJDSS aims to support and inform discussion of contemporary and future defence and strategic concerns relevant to Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.

AJDSS Volume 3, Number 1 (2021)

  • Navigating to autonomy: legal questions in the use of autonomous aerial vehicles by Eve Massingham
  • Alexey Muraviev provides a strategic reality check on the current state of Russia-China defence cooperation and the prospects of a deepening 'near alliance'
  • The debate on climate change and the future of war by Michael Evans
  • Matthew Sussex argues why Australia needs an Integrated Review
  • Countering cyber-enabled disinformation: implications for national security by Jennifer S Hunt
  • Deterrence and the language of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update
  • Reviews of Niche Wars:Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001-2014,On Obedience by Pauline Shanks Kaurin, Quagmire in Civil War, Geoff Raby’s China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order, Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order, The Storm Before the Calm and The Craft of Wargaming
  • Plus correspondence from Peter Layton and an author’s reply from Jason Thomas

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AJDSS Volume 2, Number 2 (2020)

  • Address by the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia at the launch of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update
  • Greta Nabbs-Keller on the contending domestic and international imperatives of Indonesia’s China challenge
  • A strategic leadership theory of military effectiveness proposed by Jeffrey W Meiser
  • The power of GEOINT by Scott Dewar
  • Discarding the grand strategy debate and seeking a new approach by Jason Thomas
  • Shane Halton on navigating between Westmoreland’s dream and Perrow’s nightmare
  • Reviews of Active Measures by Thomas Rid; History’s Fools by David Martin Jones; Civil-Military Relations: Control and Effectiveness Across Regimes, edited by Thomas C Bruneau and Aurel Crossiant; The Battles for Kokoda by David W Cameron; and Why We Write: Craft Essays on Writing War, edited by Randy Brown and Steve Leonard.

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AJDSS Volume 2, Number 1 (2020)

  • Bates Gill, Adam Ni and Dennis Blasko on the ambitious reform plans of the PLA
  • Ross Babbage on ten questionable assumptions about future war in the Indo-Pacific
  • Jonathan Early on aiding our ally
  • Paul Davidson and Jane Tsakissiris on PME in the context of disruption
  • Focus... on strengthening relationships through medical exchange
  • Donna Boulton commentary on national mobilisation
  • Michael Hatherell, Katherine Mansted and Jade Guan commentary on ideational power
  • And reviews of The US Lobby and Australian Defence Policy, Japan Rearmed, The System: Who owns the internet, and how it owns us and The Education of an Idealist.

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AJDSS Volume 1, Number 1 (2019)

  • Eliot Cohen's J.G. Grey Oration on civil-military relations in a disrupted world
  • Mick Ryan on extending the intellectual edge
  • Sascha Dominik Bachmann, Andrew Dowse and Hakan Gunneriusson on how Russia's hybrid and grey zone warfare are a blueprint for China's global power ambitions
  • Christopher Smith on preventing armies becoming mobs
  • French Admiral Christophe Prazuck on what makes a ship's crew so unique
  • Ahmed S Hashim asks is strategic studies at risk
  • Michael Evans's reflections on Andrew W Marshall and the mindset of a strategist
  • James Goldrick and Brendan Sargeant respond to Hugh White's How to Defend Australia
  • And reviews of Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, LikeWar, Bring the War Home, The Big Nine and The Four Flashpoints.

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  • Welcome
  • Message from the Chair
  • Aims and Scope
  • Editorial Review Board

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