Dr Manabrata Guha

Senior Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow
School of Engineering and Information Technology


Building 17
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Northcott Drive, Canberra ACT


With an academic and research background in political philosophy, the theory and practice of war and security, international history and politics, management and organizational behaviour theory, my current research interests and activities are driven by a critical engagement with the changes that are taking place in our understandings of software, wetware, of human-machine interfaces, of algorithmic and swarm intelligence, and the role played by various forms of emergent bio-informatic technologies in the creation and disassembling of global politico-strategic ensembles.

Currently, I am a member of the Values in Defence and Security Technology (VDST) research group, based at the School of Engineering & Information Technology (SEIT).


Guha M, 2010, Reimagining War in the 21st Century From Clausewitz to Network-Centric Warfare, Routledge

Book Chapters

Guha M, 2017, 'Future War', in Galbreath D; Deni J (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies, Routledge, London, https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Defence-Studies/Galbreath-Deni/p/book/9781138122505

Guha M, 2016, 'Network Nightmares: The Post-Military Condition', in Mellamphy N; Mellamphy D (ed.), The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & the Network-Centric Condition, Punctum Books, New York

Journal articles

Guha M, 2019, 'An Exegetical Incursion of the Emergent “Intelligent Battlespace', Šum: Journal of Contemporary Art and Theory, vol. 11, http://sumrevija.si/en/eng-manabrata-guha-an-exegetical-incursion-of-the-emergent-intelligent-battlespace-sum11/

Guha M, 2019, 'Shashoujian, or, the way of the dragon', RUSI Journal, vol. 164, pp. 38 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03071847.2019.1643257

Guha M, 2019, 'Multi-Domain Warfare: Waging Unrestricted Warfare', SYNERGY: Center for Joint Warfare Studies

Guha M, 2019, 'Critical Review Essay—Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts', The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, vol. 2:1, https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/JIPA/journals/Volume-02_Issue-1/Spring%202019.pdf

Guha M, 2018, 'The Multi-Domain Battle Concept: A Preliminary Assessment', Synergy - Center for Joint Warfare Studies, https://cenjows.gov.in/upload_images/pdf/Synergy-Feb%202018%20final.pdf

Guha M, 2017, 'War, Technology, and Strategy', SYNERGY

Guha M, 2013, 'The Protocols of Emergent Warfare', SYNERGY

Guha M, 2013, 'Indian Strategic-Military Transformation: Revolutionary in Nature, Evolutionary in Character', MacArthur Foundation-RSIS Policy Brief, https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/rsis/208-indian-strategic-military-tran/

Guha M, 2011, 'Behind the Network Paradise: Speculations on Armed Conflict in a Time of Interactive Emergencies', Center for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) Journal, Summer 2011 Edition

Guha M, 2011, 'Vague Weaponizations, or the Chemistry of Para-Tactical Engagements', Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development, vol. VII

Guha M, 2011, 'Gradient Warfare', SYNERGY

Guha M, 2010, 'Book Review: The Scientific Way of War', MILLENNIUM-JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Guha M, 2010, 'Introduction to SIMADology: Polemos in the 21st Century', Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development,, vol. VI, https://www.urbanomic.com/chapter/collapse-vi-introduction-to-simadology-manabrata-guha/


Guha M, 2012, On the Transformation of Force, Final Project Report

Working Papers

Guha M; Galliott J, 2019, Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework: A Response from the Values in Defence & Security Technology Group at the University of New South Wales, http://dx.doi.org, https://consult.industry.gov.au/strategic-policy/artificial-intelligence-ethics-framework/consultation/view_respondent?_b_index=60&uuId=1040586736)


Guha M; Galbreath D, 2018, The Multi-Domain Battle Concept: A Preliminary Assessment, https://cenjows.gov.in/pdf/The%20Multi-Domain%20Battle_03-11-18.pdf