Accession Number : ADA621612


Title :   Enduring Strategic Rivalries


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING PROGRAM


Personal Author(s) : Lacey, James G ; Rahe, Paul A ; Strauss, Barry S ; Harl, Kenneth W ; DeVries, Kelly R ; Shaw, Christine ; Parker, Geoffrey ; Schumann, Matt ; Leggiere, Michael V ; Wawro, Geoffrey


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621612.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 516


Abstract : Currently, few sources exist to assist US Government policymakers in understanding the dynamics of enduring strategic rivalries. One such rivalry is the emerging Sino-US strategic competition, which remains a matter of predictive guesses based on unreliable trend lines. To help fill this intellectual void, the Office of Net Assessment (ONA) asked IDA to develop an historical study of the most important strategic rivalries from ancient Greece to the end of the Cold War (1991). IDA, in turn, asked a small number of historians and international political scientists, leaders in their fields, to write structured essays on the most important enduring strategic rivalries. This collection of essays identifies the most important and enduring strategic rivalries, and examines the pitfalls and opportunities for ONA to use in its planning and presentations to US government policymakers.


Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *HISTORY , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , CHINA , COLD WAR , FIRST WORLD WAR , FRANCE , GEOPOLITICS , GERMANY , GREECE , ITALY , JAPAN , RUSSIA , SECOND WORLD WAR , SPAIN , TUNISIA , UNITED KINGDOM , UNITED STATES , USSR


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE