Category Archives: Geopolitics
What subjects do politicians and military leaders study in order to formulate and implement grand strategies for their countries and the world?
TLDR: Grand Strategy is not only where military strategy meets statecraft. Grand strategy is understanding everything about a nation and it’s place in the world. Agriculture, business, water, energy, weather, people, religion, pop culture, internal and external politics, risks, threats, infrastructure … Continue reading
Why is it that governments (or large organizations) rarely do anything intelligent?
This is a strategic exercise in understanding how large groups of people operate. TLDR: You try getting a large group of people to agree on anything while trying to figure out how to pay for it while keeping them all … Continue reading
Is the US uninvadable?
So kids, this is something I killed a morning with on Quora back in April – an excuse to write about a scenario I’ve obviously been thinking about for a long time. After a few months it’s at 161,500 views, … Continue reading
Can Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predict the future?
So here’s one I first took on in Quora, and it’s a fun topic – Can Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predict the future? NYU Professor BBdM claims to predict international policy events with >90% accuracy in his book “The predictioneers … Continue reading
The Difference Between Intelligence and Espionage
An outside the box strategic discussion by Ted S Galpin The Difference Between Intelligence and Espionage. Is a matter of life and death. (2016 Bonus answer – because this article gets a ton of traffic – here’s the direct answer: … Continue reading
In Afghanistan, there are no coincidences
In Afghanistan, there are no coincidences. An outside the box strategy analysis by Ted S Galpin. Reprint from July 2nd, 2010 This week we’ll talk about Afghanistan, mainly because current events make it too fun not to. Last week I originally started … Continue reading