Small Wars Journal

The End of Strategic Happy Talk?

The End of Strategic Happy Talk?  Thoughts on Robert Kaplan's "Revenge of Geography", by Mackubin T. Owens, Foreign Policy Research Institute.

... Geopolitical thinking about strategy atrophied during the era of strategic happy thought. Let us hope that U.S. policymakers take Kaplan’s advice and return geography and geopolitics to their rightful place in the making of foreign policy and strategy making.