This is part one of a mini-series attempting to grapple with US grand strategy and the potential need for its re-assessment. The goal of this series is to introduce readers to grand strategy, ideally prompting more to grapple with US grand strategy and grand strategy more broadly. The author is fleshing out their own ideas, so don’t take the work as gospel, but rather as a starting point for your own journey.
In part one, an overview of the current state of US grand strategy is given. In part two, grand strategy is defined as a concept, a more detailed argument for the need of reassessment is put forth, and resources on grand strategy are listed for interested readers. In part three, four typologies of US grand strategic thought are summarized and contrasted with what US grand strategy has arguably been since the end of WWII. In part four, some general thoughts on the means and ends of reassessing US grand strategy will be described. Additional articles on grand strategy may appear over time.
List of plant species recognized as invasive in the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN), and either regulated or informational. Shown are their method of introduction (intentional vs. accidental), and if intentional, whether it be introduced by ornamental, erosion control, feed/fodder/crops, aquarium trade, and/or medicinal or culinary uses. This was determined from a review of online sources and the scientific literature, and comparison to the dissertation by Sarah Reichard (1994).
This dataset contains quantitative and qualitative data about the archaeological remains of fish-salting and fulling workshops throughout the ancient Mediterranean world (Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia), primarily dating to the Roman period. The data provided the basis for the two case studies in the author's dissertation (Motz, C.F. 2021. "The Knowledge Networks of Workshop Construction in the Roman World." Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati).
The tables contained in this dataset were exported from the author's FileMaker database. Detailed information about the structure and contents of this dataset may be obtained by consulting Chapter 2 of the author's dissertation.
Data set and code for paper "Population extinction and metapopulation synchrony: a reassessment"
The data consists of Z-transformed correlations and ranks in population growth among treatment and experimental populations of the butterfly Parnassius smintheus before during and after experimental extinction.
A second file contains the number of pair-wise dispersal events for these populations during the same period.
R files used to run the analysis are also included.