Editorial Advisory Panel

Lukas Milevski

Lukas Milevski

Leiden University

Lukas Milevski is assistant professor at Leiden University, where he teaches strategy and security at the BA International Studies and MA International Relations programs. He was a Baltic Sea Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in 2017 and 2019.  Previously he was a Smith Richardson Strategy and Policy Fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford.  His research interests include strategic theory, the history of strategy and war, and Baltic defense.


Books and Monographs

Grand Strategy is Attrition: The Logic of Integrating Various Forms of Power in Conflict.  (Carlisle: US Army War College Press 2019).

The West’s East: Contemporary Baltic Defense in Strategic Perspective.  (New York: Oxford UP 2018).

The Evolution of Modern Grand Strategic Thought.  (Oxford: Oxford UP 2016).


Book Chapters

“Liddell Hart’s Effect on the Study of Grand Strategy” in Thierry Balzacq and Ronald R. Krebs (eds).  The Oxford Handbook of Grand Strategy.  (Oxford, Oxford UP), on-going by invitation.

“Variable Heroism: Landpower in US Grand Strategy since 9/11” in Jason Warren (ed).  Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force after 9/11.  (Lexington: UP of Kentucky 2019), 15-31.



“The Strategic Response to Ambiguity”, Orbis 63/3 (forthcoming 2019).

“The Idea of Genius in Clausewitz and Sun Tzu”, Comparative Strategy 38/2 (2019), 139-149.

“Choosing Strategy: Meaning, Significance, Context”, Infinity Journal 6/2 (Summer 2018), 12-16.

“Prospective Strategy for Baltic Defense: The Russian Public and War Termination in the Baltic States”, Military Review (January-February 2018), 58-70.

“NATO’s Defense Policy Dilemma in the Baltic States”, Security and Defence Quarterly 14/1 (2017), 51-68.

“Can Grand Strategy be Mastered?”, Infinity Journal 5/4 (Summer 2017), 33-36.

“Respecting Strategic Agency: On the Categorization of War in Strategy”, Joint Force Quarterly 86 (July 2017), 35-40.

“The Nature of Strategy Versus the Character of War”, Comparative Strategy 35/5 (December 2016), 438-446.

“Problems of Strategy in Wars of Honor”, Infinity Journal 5/3 (Fall 2016), 15-20.

“Making Sense of Strategy's Relational Nature”, New Strategist 1/1 (2016), 9-19.

“Can Diplomacy Counter the Weight of Strategy?”, Border Crossing 1/10 (April 2016), 8-11.

“Strategy and the Intervening Concept of Operational Art”, Infinity Journal 4/3 (Winter 2015), 17-22.

“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, http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=184816.

“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.

“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.

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

“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.

“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.