Center for Grand Strategy

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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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The 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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News


Photo of John Schuessler
June
19

H-Diplo's International Security Studies Forum has published a roundtable review of Austin Carson's Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics, with contributions by CGS Co-Director John Schuessler, as well as Stacie Goddard, Dan Reiter, Jessica Weeks, and Carson.


Announcing New CGS Fellows
June
16

The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy is excited to welcome Celeste Ward Gventer and Kendrick Kuo to its fellowship program! Read more about the CGS Fellows.


Incoming CGS Postdoctoral Fellow Co-Authors Article In Upcoming Issue Of Foreign Affairs
June
9

CGS's incoming postdoctoral fellow, Celeste Gventer, has a co-authored article in the upcoming issue of Foreign Affairs titled "The Rise of Strategic Corruption: How States Weaponize Graft." It argues that weaponized corruption has become an important form of political warfare today.


Southern Transitional Council separatist fighters prepare to storm the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen, on Aug. 9. (AP)
May
25

Robert Ralston, CGS predoctoral fellow, published an article on Memorial Day with War on the Rocks titled, "This Memorial Day, Let's Finally Start Having an Honest National Conversation about Military Service". The article calls for a frank conversation about the nature of military service in modern America.


Albritton Center for Grand Strategy
Apr
6-8
Three-Part Series: CGS Analyzes The National & Global Response To COVID-19 With KBTX News

Part one discussed if U.S. was ready for a pandemic like COVID-19. Part two analyzed the U.S. military's response to the pandemic and what kind of leadership role the U.S. should take. Part three analyzed the effectiveness of national and international cooperation in slowing the spread.


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.


John Schuessler photo
March
3

CGS Academic Director, Dr. John Schuessler, was invited to give a talk at Notre Dame's International Security Center on March 3 on the campus of Notre Dame. Dr. Schuessler's talk was titled "Offshore Balancing: Revisiting the World War II Case".


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.

From Our Future Grand Strategist
A Logical Friendship: The South Korea-United States Relationship

June 9 - by Benjamin Zimmer:
On April 1, 2020, South Korean workers for the United States Forces Korea started to face furloughs as Seoul and Washington failed to reach a defense cost sharing agreement. Since November of 2019, the United States-South Korea alliance has been tense.
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