Center for Grand Strategy

Contact

(979) 847-9330
bushschoolcgs@tamu.edu

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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News


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.


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.


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.


Large crowd with people holding a photo of Qassim Suleimani in the middlee of the mourning crowd
Jan
7

Prof. Kimberly Field, CGS Executive Director, and Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs, , Professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of History and CGS faculty affiliate, argue for a more clearly defined U.S. grand strategy in their article “Why Did the U.S. Kill Suleimani?” in The New York Times.


People grieving at a funeral
Nov
18

Dr. Aileen Teague, who will begin her appointment as Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Bush School in the 2020-21 academic year, was recently published in the Washington Post. Teague’s article, “Why Abruptly Abandoning the Drug War is a Bad Idea for Mexico,” can be read online here.


Dr. Jasen J. Castillo
Nov
14

Dr. Jasen J. Castillo, Academic Director of the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, recently briefed the faculty of the Batten School of Public Policy and members of the intelligence community at the University of Virginia on his book, Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion. For more information about Castillo’s book, please click here.


Dr. Fritz Bartel
Nov
1

With the support of the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, Dr. Fritz Bartel cohosted a conference at Yale University marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the Cold War. Along with Professor Nuno Monteiro of Yale’s Department of Political Science, Bartel welcomed twenty leading historians and political scientists to New Haven to discuss the latest scholarly research on the end of the Cold War and the legacies of the Cold War’s end for American grand strategy and contemporary international politics. The conference agenda can be found online here.


National Interest cover
Oct
31

Dr. Castillo’s article, “Don’t Leave Grand Strategy to the Generals,” was the lead article in The National Interest on October 31, 2019. The article can be read online at https://nationalinterest.org/feature/don%E2%80%99t-leave-grand-strategy-generals-92511.


Robert Ralston
Oct
23

Robert Ralston, the 2019-20 CGS Predoctoral Fellow, presented one of the chapters of his dissertation which addresses the ambiguity surrounding a great power’s decline in his talk “The Causes and Consequences of Declinism in Great Powers” on October 23, 2019. A full summary of the talk can be read at https://bush.tamu.edu/grand-strategy/news/Spoolstra_Robert Ralston Summary.pdf.


U.S. Russia Converence
Oct
15

The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs hosted the “Russia Policy under the Next U.S. President” conference to discuss policy concerns the next administration must address regarding Russia and their place in the world. The conference began with a riveting keynote speech by Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a Senior Fellow with the German Marshall Fund, followed by three panels debating the topics on whether Russia is driven by ideology, the future of the U.S.-Russia security relationship, and Russia’s political economy. The conference culminated in an insightful exchange of ideas and differing viewpoints that could prove beneficial to both current policymakers and the next administration. A full summary of the conference can be read online.


Albritton Center for Grand Strategy
Oct
11

The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy is pleased to announce the formation of a forum for Bush School students interested in examining current issues through a critical grand strategic perspective. The “From our Future Grand Strategists” forum will feature pieces written by Bush School students on the CGS home page. The first piece, written by Logan Wolff, can be read online here.

From Our Future Grand Strategist
Donald Trump Gives Turkey the Green Light to Invade Northern Syria

Oct. 11 - by Logan Wolff:
On October 6th, President Trump signaled that the 150 American troops on the TurkeySyria border would be removed and Turkey would be allowed to “move forward with its longplanned operation into Northern Syria."
Read more on Future Grand Strategist



Contact

(979) 847-9330
bushschoolcgs@tamu.edu

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