Grand Strategy

How America deals with the world’s other peoples

The Fate of Israel

Summary:  This is chapter two in a series of articles about grand strategy in our era, when 4GW has become the dominate form of war. This post shows the difficulty of distinguishing strong from weak in 4GW, and that choosing a wrong grand strategy can be terminal for a state.  It could easily prove fatal for …

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Forecasts – Why wait? Read tomorrow’s news … today! (part I)

Summary:  Part one of a four part series.  Here is part two, part three, and part four. Expect more successful Al-Qa’ida operations, of increasing sophistication Rise of the Petro-Empires! Forecast #1: Expect more successful Al-Qa’ida operations, of increasing sophistication It’s easy to scorn Al-Qa’ida as bit players on the global stage, inflated by western Governments for …

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America’s Most Dangerous Enemy

Summary:  This essay examines the most dangerous enemies of America.  Two little known dangers appear far most serious than the usual suspects.  Appropriate responses are discussed. Threat definition is the key phase when developing a grand strategy. Especially today, as America faces many dangerous enemies.  Who are our most dangerous foes?  China?  Islamofascism?  The “gap …

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The Myth of Grand Strategy

Summary: What would a grand strategy for America look like? This critiques our current policies and Barnett’s proposals in terms our limited wisdom and power. It ends with recommendations for design of a modest but functional strategy for America. Contents Introduction What is grand strategy? Primal Strategies Grand Strategies are a Chimera Barnett’s Grand Strategy …

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