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Research interests

Australian defence strategy, deterrence, sea power, US politics and foreign policy, post-conflict reconstruction, civil wars and insurgency 

Biography

Dr Adam Lockyer is a Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University. He held the 2015 Fulbright Scholarship in US-Australian Alliance Studies at Georgetown University. Before joining the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Dr. Lockyer was a Research Fellow in Defence Studies at the University of New South Wales. He has also held positions at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, DC, and was the Lowy Institute's 2008 Thawley Scholarship in International Security winner. He also spent four years serving in the Australian Army.

Dr. Lockyer has published widely on issues relating to Australian defence strategy, US defence and foreign policy, post-conflict reconstruction, governance and insurgency. His article titled "The Logic of Interoperability: Australia's Acquisition of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter" won the SAGE Award for the best international contribution to a Canadian academic journal in 2013. His article entitled "Evaluating Civil Development in Counterinsurgency Operations" won the prestigious Boyer Prize for best original article published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs in 2012. His most recent book is titled: Australian Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia (Melbourne University Press, 2017)

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Research Outputs 2006 2019

The causes of armed rebellion in Asia

Lockyer, A., 2019, Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements. Schreer, B. & Tan, A. T. H. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 14-27 14 p. (Europa Regional Perspectives; no. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Terrorism
Asia
Rebellion
Causes
Linkage

Civil war and insurgency in Asia

Lockyer, A., 5 Jun 2018, In : Journal of policing, intelligence and counter terrorism. 13, 2, p. 142-154 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Insurgency
Asia
Civil War
Propensity
Onset
warfare
civil war
assistance
Military
Warfare

Genetics and politics: a review for the social scientist

Lockyer, A. & Hatemi, P. K., 2018, Oxford handbook of evolution, biology, and society. Hopcroft, R. L. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 281-304 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

evolutionary theory
heredity
social scientist
biology
politics

Opposing foreign intervention's impact on the warfare in civil wars: the case of the Ethiopian-Ogaden Civil War, 1976–1980

Lockyer, A., 2018, In : African Security. 11, 2, p. 181-199 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Military operations
warfare
civil war
guerrilla warfare
liberation