Welcome to the Australian Defence College publications. ADC publications are produced on behalf of the Commander ADC, Principal Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS) and Commandant Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC) to foster research on important national and international defence and security matters.
Views expressed in the research available from this site are solely those of the individual authors. They are not necessarily those of their governments and should not be considered as the official endorsement of factual accuracy, opinion, conclusion or recommendation of those governments or departments. They should be construed only as the author's own personal opinion.
Indo-Pacific Strategic PapersThis range of papers reflects coursework and research submitted by Australian and international students of the Defence and Strategic Studies Course. The papers have been chosen for publication based on their scholarly attributes and strategic relevance. The topics of the papers relate to Australia’s area of primary and enduring strategic interest – the Indo‐Pacific region – and present analyses and assessments that concern Australia’s policy interests.
ADF JournalThe Australian Defence Force Journal (ADFJ) is published as the Journal of the Australian Profession of Arms. The journal aims to promote discussion and understanding on a range of defence related topics and issues. Contributions are sought from members of the Australian Defence Organisation.
Commanders PapersCommander's Papers are a selection of essays from Australian and international course members at the Australian Defence College, and also by Australian students studying at our counterpart military institutions abroad.
Strategic Management PapersThe Strategic Management Papers are selected essays discussing management practice and its applicability to higher management within defence and other government agencies.
Occasional SeriesThe Occasional Series is intended to provide specialist consideration of contemporary subjects exercising the ADO and the wider community and to contribute to debate on those subjects.
Shedden PapersThe Shedden Papers are a collection of selected research papers by course members, staff and guest presenters at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies. The Shedden Papers are published at different times throughout the year.
Geddes PapersThe Geddes Papers are a collection of selected research papers by course members of the Australian Command and Staff College. The Geddes Papers are published annually.
The ChiefsThe Chiefs: A Study of Strategic Leadership was published by the Australian Defence College in Sep 2013, and written by Brigadier Nicholas Jans PhD with Stephen Mugford PhD, Jamie Cullens and Judy Frazer-Jans.