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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 new flagship academic journal of the Australian Defence Force. With its launch in 2019, the AJDSS aims to support and inform high-quality discussion of Australia and the region's defence and strategic concerns.

Submissions Deadlines

Vol 2. No. 2 - 30 August 2020
Vol 3. No. 1 - 30 November 2020
Vol 3. No. 2 - 31 May 2021

See the latest Call for Submissions flyer here.

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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