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Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump

Benjamin Miller and Ziv Rubinovitz


The book advances a novel theory of grand strategy; particularly it explains the key changes in the strategy over time. It applies the theory to explain the major changes in US grand strategy from Truman to Trump. The explanation highlights the effects of the international system on the selection of the grand strategy. The theory advances a new classification of four major strategies, based on a variation in the combination of objectives and means. These strategies include offensive and defensive realism and offensive and defensive ideology-promotion. The selection of which grand strategy will ... More

Keywords: grand strategy, balance of threat, Cold War, détente, bipolarity, ideology-promotion, realism, liberal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226734965
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226735153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Miller, author
University of Haifa

Ziv Rubinovitz, author

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