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Special Topics in Public Affairs - Grand Strategy
Military strategy was defined by Clausewitz as the use of battle to achieve the objectives of war. Grand strategy is broader, encompassing the attempted use by political leaders of financial, economic, and diplomatic, as well as military, power to achieve their objectives in peacetime and in war. This seminar will examine the theory and practice of grand strategy both to illuminate how relations among city-states, empires, kingdoms and nation states have evolved over the centuries and also to identify some common challenges that have confronted all who seek to make and execute grand strategy, from Pericles to Barack Obama.
Sample reading list:
Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
Polybius, The Histories
Carl von Clausewitz, On War
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, The Federalist Papers
Henry A. Kissinger, Diplomacy
Sun Tzu, The Art of War
See instructor for complete list
The seminar will require a great deal of reading (+250 pages) each week. Written assignments will include a number of short papers and a research paper.
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Some knowledge of U.S. European, and/or Asian history is essential, though there are no prerequisite courses..
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