Air University Press releases winter journals, announces title changes

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Air University Press has released its 2021 winter journals and is announcing name changes to two of its publications. 

Air & Space Power Journal, the fifth title of the Air Force’s flagship journal, which began in 1947, features articles on airpower theory, organizational culture and resource management. A special forum, Looking Back, wherein Air University faculty assess past articles in today’s context, provides a retrospective of the journal’s last two decades under its current name. This commemoration of ASPJ honors the intellectual rigor the journal has upheld and serves to announce some upcoming changes. 

In the spring, ASPJ will move to a digital-only format and adopt a slightly different name, explicitly reflecting the journal's traditional focus on operations: Air & Space Operations Review. Moving ASPJ to a digital-only publication addresses the challenges of tighter budgets and changing media preferences among the publication’s readership. The journal will continue to provide readers with scholarly, insightful work and continue to provide authors with opportunities to be published in refereed publications that have the academic freedom to critically engage Air Force, U.S. military and national security strategy, policies, plans and operations. See

In light of the upcoming changes to it, the winter 2021 issue of Strategic Studies Quarterly begins with a contribution from SSQ’s first editor. A special commentary questions the application of Graham Allison’s notion of the Thucydides Trap to the contemporary U.S.-China relationship. The articles consider government oversight of the Air Force, a joint Canada-U.S. deterrence-by-denial approach to continental defense, strategic stability as it relates to nuclear technology related policies and Chinese strategy and culture revealed through Chinese science fiction. In a forum entitled Reconsidered, four articles from SSQ’s archives are assessed for relevancy today, covering topics including airpower efficiency, the making of good airpower strategists, the importance of strategic design and a grand strategy for China. The issue also includes a French contribution on strategic aerial culture. 

While the spring 2022 edition of SSQ marks a name change to Æther: A Journal of Strategy and Airpower, the journal will continue to critically engage national and international security policy concepts and theory while emphasizing their importance to the Department of the Air Force. See

Articles in the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs include asymmetric competition in the Arctic, building resiliency as an approach to East Asia; the coming of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad; the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific; why China cannot challenge U.S. military primacy; and Australia’s role in the Quad and its crumbling with China. See

The Journal of the Americas addresses the history, current operations and future cooperation of space programs in Latin America; the challenges, opportunities and future perspectives of the Brazilian Strategic Space Systems Program; an intelligence assessment of Chinese neocolonialism in Latin America; a view of legal lessons in interoperability in which the author discusses the valuable lessons that can only be obtained by American Air Forces training; and an analysis of Peru’s employment of the principles of aerospace military power in the Cenepa Conflict. See