Military Education Institutions as Think Tanks
On leveraging the talented staff and students at military education institutions to think about future force designs and operating concepts.
Why “To Change an Army” Still Matters
A short piece on why the 1983 article by General Don Starry retains contemporary relevance to future-focused, adaptive national security institutions.
Science Fiction, JPME and the Australian Defence College
On science fiction, JPME and thinking about future military institutions.
An Australian War College
Mick Ryan discusses the establishment of the new Australian War College in 2019.
A Letter to Our New Academy Graduates
This week, new Australian military officers will graduate from the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. The Commander of the Australian Defence College offers some final advice as they march off the parade ground for the final time.
Star Wars and its Lessons for Strategy and Intelligence
A recent presentation that I gave in Canberra that looks at the Star Wars universe, and its lessons for strategists and the intelligence community.
The Value Proposition for Developing a Future Intellectual Edge
Mick Ryan offers a new ‘value proposition’ for the intellectual development of military personnel for conflict in the 4th industrial revolution.
Thoughts from The Edge
Mick Ryan is the Commander of the Australian Defence College. This column from Ryan and his contributors focusses on intellectually preparing members of the profession of arms for strategic competition and future conflict.