"Anybody who's studying the detail of this knows that the moment you leave on the 31st January you then go into the next Brexit negotiation which, by the way, is going to be much tougher than the last one." - Tony Blair The U.K. A positive example for the world... The U.K. has been a... Continue Reading →
“In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.”
United States Capitol (2011) "it [the Israel Lobby] has a core consisting of organizations whose declared purpose is to encourage the U.S. government and the American public to provide material aid to Israel and to support its government's policies, as well as influential individuals for whom these goals are also a top priority" (Mearsheimer and... Continue Reading →
"The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."
Canadian Infantry Unit, 2014. Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung For over 100 years (published first in 1904 in the U.K.), “The Defence of Duffer’s Drift” has been in the list of basic books of military... Continue Reading →
"The Cold War is over. The world has become much more complicated" - Vladimir Putin “Containment” was the geopolitical strategy with which the U.S. responded to the movements of the U.S.S.R. in several regions of the world, during the Cold War period. Mainly, it was the middle point between the ideas of detente and rollback. The... Continue Reading →
"One might say that the physical seems little more than the wooden hilt, while the moral factors are the precious metal, the real weapon, the finely honed blade" - On War, 1832.
"Unless we have a well-educated people, we're vulnerable on our national security."— Mark Hatfield. This is the first post on this blog dedicated to all aspects of Grand Strategy. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. On April 8, 2009, Peter Feaver from FP magazine, defined Grand Strategy as "a... Continue Reading →