Prussian strategist von Clausewitz implicitly defined grand strategy in his book On War as the sum of the tools of statecraft. Modern-day China exemplifies this through growing political, economic, technological and strategic power in the Indo-Pacific.


Francis Miyata writing in War Room-US Army War College makes the following points:
  • Von Clausewitz defined strategy as "the use of the engagement to attain the object of war".
  • Coined the phrase "war is a continuation of politics by other means."
  • The nation-state is characterized by its capacity to harness material and the people's energy and convert it into the activity of war.
  • Now commerce is being weaponized in "civil-military fusion."
  • In China's Belt and Road Initiative, civil-economic development has potential military uses.


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Source Information: War Room –US Army War College