ISSN 2770-260X (online)

Special Issue
on Strategic Culture

The articles collected for the special issue demonstrate a range of ways in which the study of strategic culture delivers critical insights to policy planners and strategists. Understanding other great powers on their own terms—the identities they seek to establish or defend, the values that inform their policies, the norms of strategic competition or warfighting that they deem acceptable and effective, and the worldview they espouse (whether an accurate fit with objective realities or not)—prepares policy makers to craft plans and strategies in ways that are tailored for maximum advantage vis-a-vis a particular adversary. Given the steady shutdown of cultural inquiry labs and training facilities across the U.S. defense and security community, it is worth issuing a stern reminder that the advantage of knowing one’s enemy is far more consequential when engaged in great power conflict than in the irregular conflicts in which U.S. institutions have learned its worth.

 

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STRATEGIC CULTURE
AND GREAT POWER COMPETITION

An Iranian Worldview: Strategic Culture of the Islamic Republic
  
Ali Parchami, DPhil

The Russian Mindset and War: Between Westernizing the East and Easternizing the West
  
Ofer Fridman, PhD

China's Identity through a Historical Lens
  
Neil Munro, PhD

The Strategic Culture of Resistance: Iranian Strategic Influence
in its Near Abroad

  
W. A. Rivera, PhD

Moscow's Strategic Culture: Russian Militarism
  
Major Evan Kerrane, USA, PhD

   

STRATEGIC CULTURE AND PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We Must Protect this Peace with Our Hands" Strategic Culture and
Japan's Use of Force in International Disputes as Depicted in Ministry of Defense Manga Promotional Materials

  
Matthew Brummer, PhD; and Eitan Oren, PhD

The United Arab Emirates as a Case Study in Assessing
Over–the–Horizon Nuclear Proliferation

  Katie C. Finlinson

The Foundations of Pakistan's Strategic Culture: Fears of an Irredentist India, Muslim Identify, Martial Race, and Political Realism
  
Mark Briskey, PhD

   

STRATEGIC CULTURE AND POLICY SOLUTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structuring Cultural Analyses: Applying the Holistic Will-to-Fight Models
  
Ben Connable, PhD

Unrecognized Republic, Recognizable Consequences: Russian Troops in “Frozen” Transnistria
  
Benjamin Potter

Lord’s Resistance Army Culture Provides Opening to Prevent Attacks
and Advance Humanitarian Efforts

  Emilee Matheson

Deterring Russian Nuclear Threats with Low-Yield Nukes May Encourage Limited Nuclear War
  
Jeffrey Taylor

 


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