Beyond Clausewitz: Better Ways of Thinking Strategically

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Abstract

Clausewitz has much to tell us about strategy. However, his most fundamental and enduring insights are obscured by his problematic theorizing about war in general. Essentially the same insights have been more clearly and economically articulated in the fields of political philosophy and game theory. As such, these literatures provide a more accessible introduction to the basics of strategy. The real value of Clausewitz resides in his profound understanding of how basic strategic dynamics play out in the specific context of war.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-478
JournalCOMPARATIVE STRATEGY
Volume36
Issue number5
Early online date30 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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