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Albritton Center for Grand Strategy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
1038 Allen Building
4220 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4220

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Albritton Center for Grand Strategy (CGS) serves as an intellectual hub for the critical examination of American grand strategy. Specifically, the Center supports research that takes a fresh look at America’s grand strategic choices; fosters dialogue between scholars and practitioners; and helps prepare a new generation of public servants who will be grand strategic innovators.


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Robert Ralston photo
Apr
3

Robert Ralston, CGS predoctoral fellow, wrote the introduction for the H-Diplo teaching roundtable on "teaching grand strategy" recently. The roundtable featured essays from four strategy experts around the nation on their experiences teaching grand strategy to different kinds of students.


Photo of world leaders during WWII
March
26

"What Good Is Grand Strategy? A Whiteboard" was co-written by CGS personnel Jasen Castillo, Kimberly Field, Robert Ralston, John Schuessler and Boston University professor (and former GBS faculty) Joshua Shifrinson.


Photo of Kim Field during Horns of a Dilemma talk
March
13

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Kimberly Field, professor of the practice and executive director of the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy at The Bush School, discusses the notion of grand strategy in the context of alliance relationships in this episode of the Horns of a Dilemma podcast.


Albritton Center for Grand Strategy
Feb
20

By Ramil Kasimov: Today, more than twenty years after the end of the Cold War, American troops are not just in Europe, but in Africa, East Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. No president has made the clear case to the American public, as President Harry Truman did, on what interests are at stake.


Photo of Kim Field at the closing banquet of SCONA 65
Feb
15

BG (ret) Kim Field provides the keynote address at the closing banquet of SCONA 65, “Forging America’s Future.” She also judged among 12 outstanding roundtable papers to pick the top two.


Photo of the U.S. Capitol
Feb
11

Ret. Brigadier General Kimberly Field, testified earlier this month to the Committee on Armed Services. The hearing was to receive testimony on the United States strategy in Afghanistan.


Albritton Center for Grand Strategy
Feb
10

By J. Tedford Tyler: Climate change is receiving ample attention in global media. Greta Thunberg’s youthful vigor has brought renewed energy to the climate change issue, and the Democratic Party’s presidential primary is full of candidates with policy recommendations to tackle carbon emissions.


A billboard advertises English courses in Zagreb, Croatia, using the words of that country's E.U. ambassador, Irena Andrassy.
Feb
10

Jason Parker, Professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of History and CGS faculty affiliate, recently published “Elites Favor Federations Like the European Union. Non-elites Revolt.” in The Washington Post.


President Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 4
Feb
7

Robert Ralston, the Predoctoral Fellow at Albritton CGS, published “To Win, President Trump Must Look Forward, Not Backward” with The Washington Post shortly after President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address.


John Schuessler with attendees at the Restraint and National Security Conference
Feb
6

On February 6, 2020, the Clements Center for National Security in partnership with the Texas A&M Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins and the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy hosted a conference on "Restraint and National Security." The conference explored the intent, the causes, and the consequences of restraint in foreign engagement in the course of American history. Professor John Schuessler gave a keynote address, “Offshore Balancing: Revisiting the World War II Case”, Professor Jeongseok Lee presented his work on restraint, SEATO and China, and BG(ret) Kim Field gave the closing remarks, “Reflections in View of the Practice of Strategy.” Importantly, six students attended the conference and participated robustly with great questions throughout the day.


Southern Transitional Council separatist fighters prepare to storm the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen, on Aug. 9. (AP)
Feb
6

Armed Rebel Groups Lobby in D.C., Just Like Governments. How Does that Influence U.S. Policy?” by Reyko Huang, Associate Professor of International Affairs at the Bush School and CGS faculty affiliate, was published in “The Monkey Cage,” The Washington Post’s political newsletter.


Attendees around a table at the event
Feb
1

On Saturday, February 1st, the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy hosted a reading cohort social to discuss John Avlon’s Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations. The event was made possible by the John Quincy Adams Society (JQAS), a non-political and non-partisan organization “committed to identifying, educating, and equipping the next generation of scholars and policy leaders to encourage a new era of realism and restraint in American foreign policy.”


Photo of Michelle Murray next to the front copy of her book 'The Struggle for Recognition in Internal Relations'
Jan
22

CGS welcomed Dr. Michelle Murray of Bard College to the Bush School to discuss her book, The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations. In her book, Murray strives to answer the perennial question of how established powers can manage the peaceful rise of another great power. Read more about Murray’s book discussion.

From Our Future Grand Strategist
The U.S.and the Middle East: Re-visiting American Vital National Interests and Military Might

Feb. 20 - by Ramil Kasimov:
Today, more than twenty years after the end of the Cold War, American troops are not just in Europe, but in Africa, East Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. No president has made the clear case to the American public, as President Harry Truman did, on what interests are at stake.
Read more on Future Grand Strategist



Contact

(979) 847-9330
bushschoolcgs@tamu.edu

Albritton Center for Grand Strategy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
1038 Allen Building
4220 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4220

Join the CGS mailing list