Defence Series

The Defence Studies Series (DSS) is aimed at producing outstanding works of research on strategy and warfare with a focus on Australia and the region. Books in the series take a broad approach to defence studies, examining war in its numerous forms including military, strategic, political and historic aspects.

The series focus is principally on the hard power elements of defence studies, in particular the use or threatened use of armed force in international affairs. This includes the history of military operations across the spectrum of conflict, Asia's strategic transformation and strategic policy options for Australia and the region. Books in the series consist of either edited or single author works that are academically rigorous and accessible to academics, policy makers and the interested general reader.

Peter J. Dean and Brendan Taylor, founding editors of the Defence Studies Series

The founding editors of the series are Professor Peter J. Dean, the University of Western Australia, who specialises in Australian and United States strategy and military operations and Associate Professor Brendan Taylor at the Strategic and Defence Studies, The Australian National University, who is an expert on great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, economic sanctions and Asian security architecture.

Submission on topics of contemporary relevance are strongly encouraged. Proposals should be sent to the DSS Editors. Submission and general enquires Professor Peter J. Dean on or Associate Professor Brendan Taylor on