Strategy: A History

  title={Strategy: A History},
  author={Lawrence D. Freedman},
Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. 

On the Ethics of External States in Peacebuilding : A Critical Study of Justification

Even the most obvious actions require justification. The need for justification of peacebuilding involvements is always present. This thesis argues that justification is particularly needed when th

Evolution of Strategic Thought Since September 11, 2001: A Swiss Perspective on Clausewitz, Classical, and Contemporary Theories

Politics and government; Politics and government/International relations; Military; Military/Defense policy and doctrine; Politics and government/Foreign governments; Military/War and warfare

The Poor's Struggle for Political Incorporation: The Piquetero Movement in Argentina

the two countries, came to an end when Sánchez Cerro was assassinated. His successor, General Óscar R. Benavides, looked for a peaceful resolution and returned Leticia to Colombia. Several Colombian

The Promise, Practice and Challenges of Non-Kinetic Instruments of Power

‘The realm of strategy’, to quote Lawrence Freedman, ‘is one of bargaining and persuasion as well as threats and pressure, psychological as well as physical effects, and words as well as deeds. This

Strategy in History and (versus?) in Economics: A Review of Lawrence Freedman's Strategy: A History

This essay reviews Lawrence Freedman's book "Strategy: A History". The main themes—definitions, strategies in war, business, politics, and revolutions—are overviewed. The value of game-theoretic

Levels of analysis and problems of evidential support in the study of asymmetric conflict

It is argued that asymmetric conflict is best understood at the finer-grained level of studying the sequences of strikes and counterstrikes that the rival actors have in store for one another.

‘Taylor must go’ – the strategy of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy

In 1999, rebels rose to oppose the newly elected former warlord Charles Taylor in Liberia. Motivated by a variety of reasons, the minimal common denominator of these rebels, who assumed the name

The Politics of Complex Hegemony

  • Alex Williams
  • Political Science
    Political Hegemony and Social Complexity
  • 2019
This chapter develops a series of non-exhaustive perspectives on the local organisational logics at work within key subsystems, domains, or functions of human societies. It begins by outlining two

Defence Strategic Communications

  • Political Science
  • 2017
During the last decade, ‘information warfare’ has become a much-politicised term in Russian domestic and foreign affairs. This article sheds light on the conceptual roots that have been shaping this

Rethinking Strategy: NATO and the Warsaw Summit

‘We don’t have a strategy’, President Obama responded when asked about US policy towards ISIS in 2014.1 A week later he came back with a ‘game plan’. In her memoirs Hillary Clinton argued that ‘great



The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800.Geoffrey Parker

has a part to play. Its complex shaping suggests in one a Roman emperor's military cloak, a monk's cowl, the mantles worn by Raphael's poets and philosophers in the Segnatura, and those worn by

The Master Strategist is Still a Myth

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  • 2014

Did strategy -and, by implication, strategic command -exist before 1800?' Martin van Creveld

  • 1985

The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West (Cambridge, 1988).Back

  • 1988

Modern Strategy (Oxford 1999), p. 45.Back to (5) Other reviews: Guardian

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