Summary

Williamson Murray and Mark Grimsley explain strategy as a 'process of constant adaption to shifting conditions and circumstances in the world where chance, uncertainty, and ambiguity dominate. Moreover, it is a world in which the actions, intentions, and purposes of other participants remain shadowy and indistinct, taxing the wisdom and intuition of the canniest policymaker.' Strategy involves 'human passions, values, and beliefs...' In such a world Carl von Clausewitz suggests that a strategy must always fall short in the face of such complexities. Influences are those 'levers' that shape or have an effect on strategic objectives such as economics drivers, proximity to potential adversaries, ideology, culture, history and preconceptions'. The Runway will focus specifically on our near region.


Articles

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Strategic Influences

Amid Escalating Tension With China, Australia and India Strengthen Partnership

Australia wants a stronger relationship with India which could produce greater security, diplomatic and trade cooperation.
PME Level 3
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Strategic Influences

Employing National Power Levers to Balance Great Power Competition in the Region

Defence experts discuss national power levers and their application in our region.
PME Level 4
Conversations on The Runway
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Strategic Influences

New Rules of War

The future adversary may not be another nation state.
PME Level 3
https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/big-ideas-abc-rn/id164330831?i=1000435213211Podcast
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Strategic Influences

In Conversation: Hugh White on How to Defend Australia

Australia's strategic defence policy needs to address the future implications of the current geopolitical climate.
PME Level 3
https://www.lowyinstitute.org/news-and-media/multimedia/audio/conversation-hugh-white-how-defend-australiaPodcast
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Strategic Influences

‘Short of War’: No Peace in the South China Sea

A lukewarm reaction to Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea will ensure continued tensions
PME Level 4
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Strategic Influences

Defence White Paper 2016 – Centre for International Maritime Security Podcast

The Centre for International Maritime Security panel discusses the Defence White Paper 2016 in relation to Australia’s strategic interests.
PME Level 3
http://cimsec.org/sea-control-112-australias-2016-defence-white-paper/23236Podcast