Lukas Milevski

Lukas Milevski

Special Advisory Group

University of Oxford, Changing Character of War Programme

Lukas Milevski is a Visiting Research Fellow at the "Changing Character of War Programme" at the University of Oxford, having completed his PhD without corrections in 2014 under Colin S. Gray at the University of Reading.  He is the 2010 winner of the RUSI Trench Gascoigne Essay Competition and was one of the youngest winners in its history.  His articles have been included in the syllabi of the Royal College of Defence Studies, the US Army and US Air War Colleges, and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.  He has spoken at numerous academic and professional conferences.  His research interests range the full gamut of strategic theory and practice


“Deterring Able Archer: Comments Arising from Adamsky’s Lessons for Deterrence Theory and Practice”, Journal of Strategic Studies 37/6-7 (December 2014), 1050-1065.

“Grand Strategy and Operational Art: Companion Concepts and Their Implications for Strategy”, Comparative Strategy 33/4 (September 2014), 342-353.

“Asymmetry is Strategy, Strategy is Asymmetry”, Joint Force Quarterly 75 (October 2014), 77-83.  Republished by the International Relations and Security Network, October 27, 2014,

“Strategy Versus Statecraft in Crimea”, Parameters 44/2 (Summer 2014), 23-33.

“Strategy and Cyberpower: From Tactics to Politics”, Infinity Journal 3/2 (Spring 2013), 18-21, ISSN 2312-5888

“The Mythology of Grand Strategy”, Infinity Journal 3/1 (Winter 2013), 29-33.  Reprinted in Infinity Journal special edition "War and Strategy: Back to Basics" (December 2013), 34-38, ISSN 2312-5888.

“Whence Derives Predictability in Strategy?”, Infinity Journal 2/4 (Autumn 2012), ISSN 2312-5888.

“Fortissimus Inter Pares: The Utility of Landpower in Grand Strategy”, Parameters 42/2 (Summer 2012).  Reprinted in USI Digest 15/29 (September 2012-February 2013), 30-42.

“Revisiting JC Wylie’s Dichotomy of Strategy: The Effects of Sequential and Cumulative Patterns of Operations”, Journal of Strategic Studies 35/2 (April 2012), 223-242.

“Transforming Counterinsurgent Strategy: Using the Topography of Intelligence”, Infinity Journal 2/1 (December 2011), 21-24, ISSN 2312-5888.

“Stuxnet and Strategy: A Special Operation in Cyberspace?”, Joint Force Quarterly 63 (October 2011), 64-69; reprinted in USI Digest 14/27 (September 2011-February 2012), 54-65.

“A Collective Failure of Grand Strategy: The West’s Unintended Wars of Choice”, RUSI Journal 156/1 (February 2011), 30-33.