Michael Evans


The third way: towards an Australian maritime strategy for the twenty-first century

Overview: This paper argues that, despite being the world’s largest island, the greatest paradox of Australia’s existence is that the country lacks a maritime consciousness to guide defence policy. National development has been marked by several historical characteristics which have created an ingrained culture of...
Journal article

Centre of gravity analysis in joint military planning and design: implications and recommendations for the Australian Defence Force

This article provides an overview for Australian Defence Force planners on the use of centre of gravity analysis for joint military planning in an era in which traditional operational art has been joined by notions of operational design. It examines the dominant role that the...
Conference paper

Preemptive Wars: Legal? Ethical? In the national interest? The case for preemption

This paper by Dr Michael Evans suggests that the doctrine of preemptive war is here to stay and that it is a realistic and morally justified response to dangerous new security challenges in the 21st century. The paper develops this argument by demonstrating two things...