Dr. Ash Rossiter joined Khalifa University in 2015 as Assistant Professor of International Security. His academic specialization is at the nexus of technology and international security, with a particular focus on military innovation. Dr. Rossiter’s research interests and teaching areas also encompass the changing character of war and conflict and the shifting geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region.
- Ph.D. University of Exeter, 2014
- MA (War Studies) King’s College London, 2005
- BA University of Gloucestershire, 2003
- Technology and International Security
- The Changing Character of War and Conflict
- International Relations
- Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Technology and Military Innovation
- The Use of Military Force
- Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region
- Defense Policy
- Security in the Gulf, forthcoming (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)
- Conflict and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: New Geopolitical Realities, edited volume with Brendon J. Cannon, (London: Routledge Studies on Think Asia, 2020)
Publications: Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- “Bots on the Ground: An Impending UGV Revolution in Military Affairs?” Small Wars and Insurgencies (in press).
- “Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Warfare,” Small Wars and Insurgencies (in press).
- “Military Assistance as Political Gimmickry: The Case of Britain and the Newly Federated UAE,” with Athol Yates, Diplomacy & Statecraft (in press).
- “Survival of the Kuwaiti Statelet: Najd’s Expansion and the Question of British Protection,” Middle Eastern Studies (in press).
- “Making Arms in India: Examining New Delhi’s Renewed Attempt at Defence-Industrial Indigenization,” with Brendon J. Cannon, Defence Studies, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2019): 353-372).
- “Re-Examining the Base: The Political and Security Dimensions of Turkey’s Military Presence in Somalia,” with Brendon J. Cannon, Insight Turkey, Vol. 21, No. 1 (2019).
- “Participation in Warfare: Are We Witnessing Paradigmatic Change?” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2019): 103-123.
- “High-Energy Laser Weapons: Overpromising Readiness,” Parameters, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Winter 2018-2019): 35–46.
- “Drone Usage by Militant Groups: Exploring Variation in Adoption,” Defense and Security Analysis, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2018): 113–26.
- “Shifting Policies in Conflict Arenas: A Cosine Similarity and Text Mining Analysis of Turkey’s Syria Policy, 2012-2016,” with Brendon J. Cannon, Mikiyasu Nakayama, and Daisuke Sasaki, Journal of Strategic Security, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2018): 1–19.
- “Getting out of Belize: Britain’s Intractable Military Exit from Central America,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 46, No. 4 (2018).
- “The Yemeni-Saudi Border: From Boundary to Frontline,” in Helen Lackner and Daniel M. Varisco (Eds.), Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis (Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2018).
- “The “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” Strategy and Japan’s National Security Posture,” Rising Powers Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 2 (2018).
- “The “Indo-Pacific”: Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century’s New Geopolitical Center of Gravity,” with Brendon J. Cannon, Rising Powers Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 2 (2018).
- “‘Screening the Food from the Flies’: Britain, Kuwait and the Dilemma of Protection, 1961-1971,” Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2017).
- “Ethiopia, Berbera Port and the Shifting Balance of Power in the Horn of Africa,” with Brendon J. Cannon, Rising Powers Quarterly, Vol. 2 No. 4 (2017).