"Information Warfare: Applying Research and Experimentation to Strategy"
Profile (n.b. Bilingual - French & English - and works in both environments 🇦🇺 🇫🇷)
A/Prof. Dr. Jean (Jonathan) Bogais is a Paris-Sorbonne educated sociologist (PhD) and social and intercultural psychologist (M.A.) with over 30 years experience as an academic and professional working in spaces of violence. His principal interests are Applied Ethics and Information Warfare, which he explores using a psycho-sociological lens set over complex systems frameworks. He specialises in the integration of ethics in deconfliction initiatives, negotiations, civil/military interventions and new technologies with potential for militarisation. As a strategic analyst and advisor, he has prepared critical assessments and advised government officials, military and security agencies at the highest levels, also working on complex strategic simulations. He continues to practise in these activities from Sydney, Bangkok, Singapore and Paris. Professor Bogais mentors / teaches military tacticians and systems specialists and creates pilots courses to test new systems of thinking. His research explores the introduction of uncertainty and instability among future generations so as to ascertain the potential risks of long-term radical uncertainty and instability. He has had ongoing practical involvement in deconfliction initiatives, conflict resolution strategies, front-line negotiations and international missions. Applying complex systems to strategic analysis and decision-making/taking, he has considerable experience in building networks that can identify and manage uncertainty / instability to introduce change over time.Internationally recognised specialist in Southeast Asian affairs, especially Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippine and the South China Sea.Academic appointments Position
: Associate Professor (Adjunct), Specialist Lecturer, Research Supervisor
School of Social and Political Sciences | Department of Sociology & Social Policy
The University of Sydney (Link). Associate: Centre for International Security Studies. Member: Nanotechnology Research Institute
: Senior Research Fellow
. German-Southeast Asia Centre of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG). Academic institute and think tank between four universities: Thammasat, Frankfurt, Münster and Passau. Attached to the Faculty of Law, Thammasat, Bangkok (Link)
Academic Affiliation Position
: Senior Researcher (affiliated)
. Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Asia Consortium is an RSIS (S.Rajaratnman School of International Studies) project established at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (Link
)Non-academic appointments Position
: Senior Associate / Adviser
Established in Washington D.C., CSIS is a bi-partisan, non-profit policy research organisation providing strategic insights and policy solutions. (Link)
Advisory & Consulting (Link)
Government agencies, international organisations and businesses
A specialist in complex negotiations and information warfare, Dr Bogais contributes to the introduction, testing and evaluation of new methods in deconfliction strategies, negotiation and critical assessments. He advises governments, security agencies and international agencies on Information Warfare, also providing expert advice to businesses. Information Warfare
- A Sociologist (PhD) and Psychologist (social & intercultural psychology), Dr Bogais advises on the psycho-social elements of information warfare.
Educating & Training (Link)
Education: Knowledge transfer is the key to knowledge sovereignty
An advocate of the importance of ethics and knowledge transfer, Professor Bogais educates and mentors in civilian and military institutions, bringing into the classroom material acquired in his field work to give students / participants real time perspectives.In an Australian context, for example, as Australia is procuring her new fleet of submarines from France, an important statement arises: "The Commanders of the last generation of submarines Australia is developing with France will not be born for another 25 years." Education must be seen through a different lens, that of the future.
Profiled in the newsletter of the Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Asia Consortium (August 2018) - (Link)
Invited presentation at the NTS-Asia Consortium Conference on "Resilience in the Face of Disruption". Dr Bogais' session: "Disruption and Cyber Technology". Organised by NTS (Non-Traditional Security) Asia Consortium and S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. March 2018.
Dr Bogais commented on the jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar for BBC TV World News (4 Sep 18).
BBC TV World News Link
Dr Bogais delivered a number of analyses to global media organisations in the context of the latest elections in Cambodia.
CNBC Asia Link
Invited participation and Chair: International Seminar… "A Hotbed for Crises: Increasing Stakes and Tension in South China Sea". Organised by the German Southeast Asian Centre for Excellence in Governance and Policy (CPG) at Thammasat University.
Senior military officers, diplomats Thai and ASEAN officials, academics, (I)NGO agents representing all parties involved in the "crisis" met for two days to discuss the situation. A robust and constructive debate…
Recent essays and articles
- Middle East Institute (MEA), Washington D.C. - Middle East/Asia Project. Links
- Asian Studies Association of Australasia (ASAA). Links
- Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C. Links
- NAVY. Journal of the Royal Australian Navy
New research cluster
Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), University of Sydney
As climate change moves forward, landscapes are being reshaped in the region and so are resources. For governments, citizens resilience and positive pathways to development (e.g. sustainable practices with water, food and ecosystems, use of renewable energy sources, shared management of resources, design of disaster resilient cities) could be a feature that decreases the likelihood of violence and conflict within and between countries in the region. Integrating environmental security through a hard security lens allows modelling of future violence and conflict and the decision making-taking needed to address crisis, as we march towards environmental tipping points in 2050.
Questions we seek to address:
- How do we model and strategise transnational improvements to resource sharing?
- What is the role of regional organisations in setting up mechanisms to look at disaster relief (present and future) beyond state boundaries?
- How do we create new methods of disaster resilience and natural disaster management to prevent terrorist groups gaining control of aid (for example, GAM after the 2007 Tsunami in Indonesia).
- How do we model and negotiate the creation of a new regional integrated civil-military disaster intervention force? Design and experimentation. Ethics protocols.
- How do we understand the role of information warfare in environmental security?
Key academics: Associate Professor Jean (Jonathan) Bogais, Alex Vipond, Dr Barbara Rapaport, Dr Simon Reay Atkinson, Dr Ly Phan (more to come..)
___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Enemies of Truth:
"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, all Too Human.