PLS 222-01

Statecraft: what states do in anarchic system to maximize their resources

  • Via IGOs
  • collaboration
  • peacekeeping (League of Nations)

Peace / economic prosperity

  • UN
  • IMF
  • EU

Via maximizing national Power

  • Assets
  • power (hard/soft)
  • measuring (important but difficult)
    • dynamic (USSR/Russia)
    • relative (US v. Russia v. Germany)
  • situational (‘Nam/USA)
  • National core
    • geography
      • location
      • resources
      • KSA
    • people
      • healthy
      • educated
    • government
      • Gorbachev/Reagan (1987)
      • how does it spend? (R&D)
    • diplomacy

Edwards Deming: statistician in JP

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