Reassessing US Grand Strategy – Part 1: The Current State of US Grand Strategy Open Access Deposited

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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.

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  • Reassessing US Grand Strategy
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  • Unipolar Moment
  • 21st Century
  • WWII
  • Pre-9/11
  • 20th Century
  • Post-9/11
  • Cold War
  • 19th Century
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