Comparative Grand Strategy: a framework and cases

The workshop 

This workshop comparatively examines the ways in which a variety of countries that are positioned differently in the global system devise and execute grand strategies - and the consequences of those choices. Beyond the inevitable description of domestic processes, the purpose of these comparisons is to study variance in strategic cohesion, objectives and outcomes both across and within countries.

The programme

Thursday 22 May 2017

13:00-14:30            Registration and welcome lunch

14:30-15:15            General Introduction - Thierry Braspenning, Peter Dombrowski, Simon Reich

15:15-16:00            China - Shaun G. Breslin

16:00-16:45            Russia - Céline Marangé

16:45-17:00            Coffee break

17:00-17:45            France - Thierry Braspenning

17:45-18:30            United States of America - Andrew L. Ross

19:00                      Dinner

Friday 23 May 2017                                                                                      

09:00-9:45              Saudi Arabia - Ghaidaa Heitou

9:45-10:30              Israel - Eitan Shamir

10:30-10:45            Coffee break

10:45-11:30            India - C. Christine Fair

11:30-12:15            The European Union - Luis Simon

12:15-14:00            Lunch

14:00-14:45            Brazil - Carlos R. S. Milani and Tiago Nery

14:45-15:30            Iran - Wendy Ramadan-Alban 

15:30-16:15            Concluding remarks - Thierry Braspenning, Peter Dombrowski, and Simon Reich

16:15                      Coffee