Initiatives in Strategic Studies: Issues and Policies
Wirtz, J. J. (Ed)
This important series on topical and timeless issues relating to strategy studies provides a link between the scholarly and policy communities. The focus is on conceptually sophisticated analyses of political objectives and military means. Strategy, the focus of strategic studies, revolves around core and perennial concerns: protecting the country and people, influencing friends and opponents, using a variety of military tools in various ways, including to deter or coerce other actors. Strategy deals with problems of national policy and the nexus of political, diplomatic, psychological, economic, cultural, historic and military affairs. Central to strategic studies is an understanding of the environment, including increased comprehension of other strategic actors.