Enduring Strategic Rivalries
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING PROGRAM
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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.
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics