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politics of grand strategy

Samuel R. Williamson

politics of grand strategy

Britain and France prepare for war, 1904-1914

by Samuel R. Williamson

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Published by Ashfield in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- France.,
  • France -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.,
  • France -- Foreign relations -- 1914-1940.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSamuel R. Williamson, Jr..
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA47.1
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(xxviii, 409)p. ;
    Number of Pages409
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22308053M
    ISBN 100948660139

    Yes, very much so. In the topsyturvy world of strategy, to be too strong is to be weak, to succeed politics of grand strategy book to pave the way for failure, to take the most direct path is to ensure the longest and costliest journey. If America remains in the region indefinitely, it will have to prop up these unpopular or failing regimes. And one of the reasons that we are sort of assuming this role of policeman of the Middle East, more or less, has more to do with making Japan and some other countries feel that their oil flow is assured Russia and the Origins of the First World War. If Washington continues to follow an adult-supervision strategy, which treats its "allies" as irresponsible adolescents and China and Russia as future enemies to be suppressed, its relations with these emerging great powers will be increasingly dangerous, as they coalesce against what they perceive as an American threat.

    It is therefore time for U. Among themselves, then, these states would maintain power balances, check the rise of overly ambitious global and regional powers, and stabilize Europe, East Asia, and the Persian Gulf. London, UK: Penguin,pp. The collapse of the Soviet Union hasn't altered the conviction among many American policymakers that a stable global economic and political order depends on Washington's maintaining preponderance or, according to the official rhetoric, "leadership" over potential great powers. In point of fact, however, defense in depth, allowing an enemy to penetrate unprotected settled areas, may prove the best way of defeating him by sudden counterattack; deliberately to make oneself vulnerable is thus to make oneself strong.

    Chapters 5, and 6. Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan resent America's intrusion into regional affairs. Though not Guy Debordthe strategist of the situationists, a devoted reader of Clausewitz, who devised a board game called "The Game of War". Chapters 11, 12, pp. How does Kennedy tackle that?


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How does Kennedy tackle politics of grand strategy book Comaroff and Paul C. It is therefore time for U. The United States would follow a similar policy with respect to Japan. Rather, the United States should focus on three pressing security challenges: preventing a powerful rival from upending the global balance of power, fighting terrorists, and limiting nuclear proliferation.

This would mean both accepting them as peers and acknowledging the legitimacy of their national interests. In other words, upon its formulation by policy makers, a grand strategy requires a measure of national consensus or, at the very least, the absence of general resistance to its goals.

But that is not even the worst conceivable outcome. This view is quite different from those that assume strategy must be about reaching some prior objective. Unlike the prior hegemons, the United States is geographically isolated and faces no contiguous great power rivals interested in balancing it.

Sources of Military Doctrine. But in fact, given the logic behind American grand strategy, this continuity is entirely justifiable.

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Tolstoy and Clausewitz appreciated that bad things can come from good intentions and vice versa. Crowe, Eyre.

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To be sure, Posen makes clear that he is not advocating isolationism. Seeking politics of grand strategy book engender changes in other nations' fundamental values so that they resemble America's is an unreasonable politics of grand strategy book of foreign policy.

Do such agendas have the means adequate for their ends? But it has come back before and probably will do so again. That place may not necessarily be better, but it will still be an improvement on what could have been achieved with a lesser strategy or no strategy at all.

That the outside powers have conflicting goals for Afghanistan's future further complicates any sorting out of Afghanistan's political structure. The authors imagine that such a grand strategy would involve stronger support for international institutions, agreements, and the frequent use of force for humanitarian purposes.Strategy, especially grand strategy—the strategy that directs and employs potentially all of the resources of a security community—as contrasted with military strategy, is the dynamic and adapting product of what is known as policy, but more truly is rendered as politics.

Informed by his earlier volumes on the rise of unipolarity, the end of the Cold War, and utility of grand strategy, the essays in this book provide an invaluable guide to the transition from the.

Jun 01,  · Thus, grand strategy is a product of political economy. An overview of American foreign policy over the last several decades illustrates this logic. In the s, the Democratic and Republican coalitions had conflicting interests over the international economy, so Author: Kevin Narizny.Strategy isn’t pdf that’s taught well in school.

Hell, most people probably couldn’t tell you the difference between “strategy” and “tactics” (or even know there is a difference.).

This is unfortunate, because strategy is something that is critically relevant to all of us – .Sep 01,  · The author of this terse download pdf begins his project by noting, “Few employed grand strategy, fewer employed it meaningfully and with definition, few associated themselves with it in practice, and few saw utility in the term.” To Milevski, our ideas about grand strategy are “scattershot” and ahistorical.His book is both a major addition to the ebook theory of grand strategy and a novel reinterpretation of the history of American foreign policy."—Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego "Politics and Strategy is a great book.

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