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Dr. Manabrata Guha

Associate Professor

Manabrata Guha earned his doctoral degree from the University of Lancaster. In the past, he has worked at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (Canberra, Australia), Center for Joint Warfare Studies (New Delhi, India), the University of Bath (Bath, UK), the National Institute of Advanced Studies (Bengaluru, India), and at the University of Lancaster (Lancaster, UK).

He is a member of the Editorial Board for “Defense Studies”, A Taylor and Francis Journal, UK, and for “The Air Force Journal of Indo–Pacific Affairs (JIPA)”, Air

University Press (Maxwell AFB, USA)


    • Ph.D in Politics, University of Lancaster, UK
    • M.Res (Masters of Research) in International Relations, University of Lancaster, UK
    • BA (Honours) in Political Science, University of Calcutta (Kolkata), India

Teaching Areas

    Military Innovation, Military Theory

Research Interests

    War Studies, Defence and Military Affairs, Emergent Technology and Warfare, and International Security/Relations


    Scholarly books, Edited collections

    • The Rise and Fall of Network-Centric Warfare, Routledge, UK, forthcoming
    • The Routledge Handbook of War and Technology, Ed., (with D. Galbreath and A. Brantly), Routledge, UK, forthcoming
    • Squaring the Circle?: Value Sensitive Design and Autonomous Weapon Systems, (with J. Galliott), London: Palgrave, forthcoming
    • Re-Imagining War in the 21st Century: From Clausewitz to Network-centric Warfare, (London: Routledge, 2011 (hbk); 2013 (pbk)


    • “Autonomous Systems and Moral De-Skilling: Beyond Good and Evil in the Emergent Battlespaces of the 21st Century” (with J. Galliott), Journal of Military Ethics, 2023
    • Guest Editor, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Vol 5, Issue 2, March-April 2022
    • “Technical Ecstasy: Network-Centric Warfare, Redux”, in Security Dialogue, Vol. 53(3) 185–201, June 2022
    • “The Teleological Battlespace: Leveraging Norbert Weiner’s Cybernetic Paradigm”, (with J. Galliott), Conference Proceedings: 3rd IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 2021), IEEE Explore, July 22-25, 2021
    • “Interpreting the Signs: The Prospects of QR Coding the Battlespace”, (with J. Galliott), The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Summer 2021, June 08
    • “Shashoujian, or, the Way of the Dragon,”, in The RUSI Journal, 164:3, July 2019
    • “An Exegetical Incursion of the Emergent “Intelligent Battlespace”, in Šum: Journal of Contemporary Art and Theory, #11, April/May 2019
    • “Critical Review Essay—Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts,” The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs 2, no. 1 (Spring 2019)
    • “Multi-Domain Warfare: Waging Unrestricted Warfare”, in SYNERGY, Center for Joint Warfare Studies, HQ, Integrated Defence Staff, Min, of Defence, New Delhi, India, Feb 2019
    • “The Multi-Domain Battle Concept: A Preliminary Assessment”, in SYNERGY, Center for Joint Warfare Studies, HQ, Integrated Defense Staff, Min. of Defense, New Delhi, India, Feb 2018
    • “War and Technology: Seeking Transformational Outcomes” in SYNERGY, Center for Joint Warfare Studies, HQ., Integrated Defense Staff, Min. of Defense, New Delhi, India, Sept 2017
    • “Indian Strategic-Military Transformation: Revolutionary in Nature, Evolutionary in Character”, MacArthur Foundation-RSIS Policy Brief, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technical University (NTU), Singapore, Dec 2013
    • “Crafting India’s Strategic-Military Fundamentals in “emergent” contexts”, in SYNERGY, Center for Joint Warfare Studies, HQ., Integrated Defense Staff, Min. of Defense, New Delhi, India, July 2013
    • “Gradient Warfare”, in SYNERGY, Center for Joint Warfare Studies, HQ., Integrated Defense Staff, MoD., New Delhi, India, July 2011
    • “Vague Weaponizations, or the Chemistry of Para-Tactical Engagements”, in Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development, Vol. VII, June 2011, (Oxford: Urbanomic)
    • “Behind the Network Paradise: Speculations on Armed Conflict in a Time of Interactive Emergencies”, in Center for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) Journal, Summer 2011 Edition, New Delhi, India, June 2011
    • “Introduction to SIMADology: Polemos in the 21st Century”, in Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development, Vol. VI, Feb 2010, (Oxford: Urbanomic)

    Book chapters/Monograph Series

    • “The Multi-Domain Battle Concept: A Preliminary Assessment” (with D. Galbreath), Center for Joint Warfare Monograph Series, Center for Joint Warfare, HQ, Integrated Defence Staff, Min. of Defence, (CENJOWS: New Delhi, India), Dec 2018
    • “Future War”, in David Galbreath & John Deni Ed. Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies, (Routledge, UK), 2018
    • “Networked Nightmares: On Our Dionysian Post-Military Condition”, in Dan Mellamphy and Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Ed., The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & the Network-Centric Condition, (New York: Punctum Books, 2016)
    • “Missile Developments in Pakistan, Iran and China”, in India’s National Security Annual Review: 2010, (with S. Chandrashekar, R. Nagappa, N. Ramani, and L. Sundaresan), Ed. Satish Kumar, (New Delhi: Routledge, 2010)

    Research Project Monographs

    • On the Transformation of Force, Final Project Report (Project 09A), for the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi, Min. of Defense, Govt. of India, Oct 2012

    Book Reviews

    • The Scientific Way of War by A. Bousquet in Millennium - Journal of International Studies, August 2010, 39: 198-200


    • “Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework: A Response” (with J. Galliott), Artificial Intelligence: Strategic Policy Division, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Govt. of Australia, April 2019
    • “As the war machine keeps turning…”, in Glossator’s Black Metal Anthology, June 2012
Dr. Manabrata Guha
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