Introducing the Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies

The Department of Defence has launched a new publication aimed at supporting positive debate and discussion on defence and strategic concerns facing Australia and our region.

The Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies (AJDSS) is the new flagship publication of the Australian Defence Force and encourages the sharing of innovative and thought-provoking ideas, original analysis and high quality research.

The Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, and the Secretary for Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty, welcomed the new publication which will build on the previous Australian Defence Force Journal at the formal launch of the AJDSS on Friday 8 November 2019.

“Generations of leaders have honed their intellect through reading, writing, evaluating the various aspects of our profession,” General Campbell said.

“Our hope is that this journal continues this tradition by providing a platform to stimulate critical thinking around issues relevant to Australia’s defence and strategic interests,” he said.

“It is essential we stimulate and enhance our intellectual engagement with a range of complex problems and consider different approaches.”

The Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies will be published bi-annually and is committed to high-quality dialogue and peer reviewed research that contributes to national, regional and global defence and national security discussion.

The first volume will feature prominent academics including Dean Eliot Cohen, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, addressing Civil Military relations in a Disrupted World. 

The AJDSS welcomes submissions considering future and contemporary concerns relevant to the defence and strategic outlook of Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. Further information on submission can be found at