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What Grand Strategy Did Wilson’s Administration Actually Follow?

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Trubowitz’s grand strategy theory is a two-dimensional approach to identifying which foreign policies an administration will construct and why these policies were implemented. The theory regards leaders as rational; through analyzing the internal and external pressures unique to the given administration, Trubowitz’s model outlines policymaking predictions that can best serve the characteristics of the state’s … Continue reading What Grand Strategy Did Wilson’s Administration Actually Follow?

Woodrow Wilson’s Grand Strategy

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Trubowitz, in “Politics and Strategy”, offers a two-dimensional grand strategy theory that exemplifies the ideas of both Realists and Innenpolitk scholars’ approaches to international relations. The theory considers the domestic pressures and international conditions that influence and shape an administration’s grand strategy. A state’s geopolitical position and coalitional preferences are the determinants to Trubowitz’s general … Continue reading Woodrow Wilson’s Grand Strategy

Coalition Power: The Internal Pressures of Woodrow Wilson’s Administration

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Photo: Nieuwpoort, Belgium 2014 Grand-strategies are critically outlined by presidential administrations in order to best pursue the state’s domestic interests. Administrations strategically shape their agendas in accordance to external and internal pressures. A state’s geopolitical slack is best defined as a state’s position in the global arena; and therefore, the amount of threat from foreign … Continue reading Coalition Power: The Internal Pressures of Woodrow Wilson’s Administration