About Dr Adam Lockyer

Dr. Adam Lockyer is an expert on American Foreign Policy and would be interested in supervising research broadly in this topic area. In particular, Dr. Lockyer’s research examines the role of the US military in post-conflict reconstruction, stabilisation missions and promoting good governance abroad. His current research agenda examines strategies that US military advisors and trainers can use to decrease desertion rates in the foreign security forces they are helping to rebuild.

Dr. Adam Lockyer has published on topics such as American foreign policy, American intervention in civil wars, post-conflict reconstruction operations, American-led peace and stabilisation operations, democracies at war and the Australian-US alliance.

Dr. Adam Lockyer has supervised post-graduate research on topics, such as America’s policy towards Iran, the US non-proliferation strategy, the US Navy’s take-up of bio-fuels and military mobilisation’s effect on civil war onset.

Selected publications

  • All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men: the US Military’s Attempts at Rebuilding Foreign Militaries, Working Paper.
  • “The Logic of Interoperability: Australia’s Decision to Acquire the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,” International Relations, (forthcoming).
  • Resolving the Difference Between Evolutionary Antecedents of Political Attitudes and Sources of Human Variation, (with Pete Hatemi), Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, June 2012.
  • “How Democracies Exit Wars: The Role of Opposition Parties in War Termination,” Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 3, (2012), 381-396.
  • Evaluating Civil Development as a Counterinsurgency Strategy: The Case for a Field Experiment in Afghanistan”, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 1, (2012), pp. 1-19.
  • “Foreign Intervention and Warfare in Civil War,” Review of International Studies, Vol. 37, No. 5, (2011), pp. 2337-2364.
  • “The Dynamics of Warfare in Civil War,” Civil Wars, Vol. 13, No. 1, (2010), pp. 91-116.