Ash Rossiter

Ash Rossiter

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

Publications: Books

  • 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).