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Charles Knight


For four decades Dr Charles Knight has studied methods and capabilities for urban combat, with a recent focus on uncrewed systems and how the fight amongst structures and populations urban is portrayed and contested in media.  As a university lecturer he taught strategic security, unconventional/asymmetric warfare and terrorism. He is affiliated with Charles Sturt University, the University of New South Wales and the Thereisian Military Academy in Austria. His PhD that examined coercion during counterinsurgency, and his master’s study of asymmetric vulnerabilities in cities are informed by fieldwork during the Lebanese civil war and in Cambodia, as well as by operational service with several overseas militaries. In Australia he commanded 2/17RNSWR, served for over a decade with the Special Forces and remains a reservist in the AARC.