A Description of Our Course
This course will explore grand strategy in history, theory, and practice. In the simplest terms, grand strategy is that which so integrates the policies and armaments of a state that the resort to war is rendered either unnecessary or is undertaken with the maximum chance of victory. Always with an eye toward grand strategic thinking, students also will learn about tactical, operational, and strategic levels of analysis. They will acquaint themselves with the major works of classical and modern strategy, including the writings of Sun Tzu, Thucydides, Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and others. Our studies will prove theoretically rich and will appeal to those who have interest in challenges of contemporary international affairs.