What is grand strategy? What does it aim to achieve? And what differentiates it from normal strategic thought—what, in other words, makes it "grand"? In answering these questions, most scholars have focused on diplomacy and warfare, but the most thorough interpretations consider the bases of peace and security—including gender, race, the environment, and a wide range of cultural, social, political, and economic issues.
"Rethinking American Grand Strategy," edited by Oregon State’s Christopher Nichols, assembles a roster of historians to examine these issues, while also revealing the forgotten episodes and hidden voices of American grand strategy.
Nichols will be in conversation with "Doorstep" co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss “grand strategy,” America’s place in the world, and much more.
Christopher McKnight Nichols is an associate professor of history at Oregon State and director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities.