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The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting? (2019)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. J. (2019). The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting?. Comparative Strategy, 38(2), 98-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/01495933.2019.1573074

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) represents a significant shift in US nuclear weapons policy. Using Cold War vintage theory, this paper assesses whether the NPR signals a return to nuclear warfighting. The NPR is assessed against five primary dr... Read More

Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D., & Lonsdale, M. D. S. (in press). Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis. Intelligence and national security, https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2019.1592841

Effective communication of information is essential to intelligence work. This paper identifies the main obstacles to good communication: policy-related challenges; cognitive impediments; resource limitations; cultural and structural issues within in... Read More

Visualizing the terror threat. The impact of communicating security information to the general public using infographics and motion graphics (2019)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, M. D. S., Lonsdale, D., Baxter, M., Graham, R., Kanafani, A., Li, A., & Peng, C. (in press). Visualizing the terror threat. The impact of communicating security information to the general public using infographics and motion graphics. Visible language, 53(2),

Terrorism represents one of the most pressing contemporary security threats. As a consequence, governments provide information to the public on threat levels and on how to respond to terror incidents. To effectively reassure the public, and to increa... Read More

The ethics of cyber attack: Pursuing legitimate security and the common good in contemporary conflict scenarios (2018)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. (in press). The ethics of cyber attack: Pursuing legitimate security and the common good in contemporary conflict scenarios. Journal of Military Ethics,

Cyber attack against Critical National Infrastructure is a developing capability in state arsenals. The onset of this new instrument in national security has implications for conflict thresholds and military ethics. To serve as a legitimate tool of p... Read More

The impact of delivering online information neglecting user-centered information design principles. Cyber security awareness websites as a case study. (2018)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, M., Lonsdale, D., & Lim, H. (in press). The impact of delivering online information neglecting user-centered information design principles. Cyber security awareness websites as a case study. Information Design Journal,

Information design principles are overlooked in cyber security awareness websites. An Information Design Process Model was devised to help frame and interpret how online information is processed and the role information design principles have in faci... Read More

Warfighting for cyber deterrence: a strategic and moral imperative (2017)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. J. (2018). Warfighting for cyber deterrence: a strategic and moral imperative. Philosophy && Technology, 31(3), 409-429. doi:10.1007/s13347-017-0252-8

Theories of cyber deterrence are developing rapidly. However, the literature is missing an important ingredient—warfighting for deterrence. This controversial idea, most commonly associated with nuclear strategy during the later stages of the Cold Wa... Read More

Britain's emerging cyber-strategy (2016)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. J. (2016). Britain's emerging cyber-strategy. RUSI Journal, 161(4), 52-62. doi:10.1080/03071847.2016.1232880

© RUSI JOURNAL AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016. In recent years, cyber-power has attracted a great deal of attention in government strategy and security reviews. This has been matched by regular increases in budget and the establishment of new organisations to... Read More

Ordering and controlling the dimensions of strategy (2016)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. J. (2016). Ordering and controlling the dimensions of strategy. Defence Studies, 16(4), 390-407. doi:10.1080/14702436.2016.1228430

Colin Gray’s dimensions of strategy, built upon the earlier work of Clausewitz and Howard, has theoretical, practical, and pedagogic value for the Strategic Studies community. This paper further develops the theory, arguing that the dimensions can be... Read More

Beyond just war : military strategy for the common good (2016)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. (2016). Beyond just war : military strategy for the common good. Journal of Military Ethics, 15(2), (100-121). doi:10.1080/15027570.2016.1207453. ISSN 1502-7570

The objective of this paper is to move ethical discourse on military strategy beyond the confines of the established War Convention. This is achieved by utilizing the Common Good, a concept found in political philosophy and theology. The common good... Read More

Nuclear strategy and Catholicism : a reappraisal (2012)
Journal Article
Lonsdale, D. (2012). Nuclear strategy and Catholicism : a reappraisal. Journal of Military Ethics, 11(3), (186-207). doi:10.1080/15027570.2012.738501. ISSN 1502-7570

During the Cold War sections within the Catholic Church reached an uneasy compromise on the moral validity of nuclear strategy. As an ‘interim ethic’ the dominant Catholic position accepted the legitimacy of nuclear deterrence, but rejected many of t... Read More

Ethics in War: A View From Realism (2011)
Book
Lonsdale, D. (2011). Ethics in War: A View From Realism. Ethics, Law and Military Operations, 29 - 43. Palgrave MacMillan

Understanding Modern Warfare (2008)
Book
Tuck, C., Jordan, D., Walton, D., Speller, I., Kiras, J., & Lonsdale, D. (2008). Understanding Modern Warfare. Cambridge University Press