How to make a grand strategy


Grand strategy: a state’s ‘theory’ of how to create security for itself (Posen)


“The art and science of developing, applying and coordinating the instruments of national power (diplomatic, economic, military, and informational) to achieve objectives that contribute to national security” (U.S. Army War College)


Grand strategy involves more than military power


1.    Define core interests

2.    Identify threats to those interests

3.    Prioritize threats

4.    Develop means to protect interests

-         diplomatic

-         military

-         economic

-         political

5.    Integrate most most efficient and effective means into a coherent plan

6.    Implement the plan