- Historian John Gaddis suggests that strategic leaders as well as strategic theorists can be viewed as “foxes,” “hedgehogs”- or both. What are the advantages and disadvantages of fox-like versus hedgehog behavior in the making and implementation of grand strategy? What is the right balance or combination? Give multiple historical examples from the readings to make your case. Give current examples as well if you like. Refer to relevant strategic theorists such as Machiavelli. Then conclude by offering policy implications for the United States today.
- What appear to be China’s strategic ambitions today? What are the ends? What are the means? What particular policy instruments does Beijing use to promote its goals abroad? How are the resulting Chinese policies playing out in various regions around the world? Would you say that Chinese strategy has been successful? Why or why not?
Sources you can use
For question 1
Book: John Gaddis On Grand Strategy
For question 2
Book: Ashley Tellis, ed., Strategic Asia 2019 (National Bureau of Asian Research, 2019)
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