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William C. Martel

William C. Martel is an Associate Professor of International Security Studies at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. He is the author of Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Strategy (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Martel currently is completing a book on grand strategy, conducts seminars at the U.S. Naval War College on ballistic missile defense, cyber, and space, and served as an advisor to the National Security Council on the review of U.S. National Space Policy (2008-2010)

For America, Decline is a Choice
March 15, 2013
For America, Decline is a Choice
“In reality, decline is not a foregone conclusion but a deliberate political choice that builds from a failure to define what matters most to the nation.”
For America, Decline is a Choice
A Roadmap for American Grand Strategy
March 04, 2013
A Roadmap for American Grand Strategy
Mapping a grand strategy to strengthen and enhance America’s role in the world.
A Roadmap for American Grand Strategy
America’s Dangerous Drift
February 25, 2013
America’s Dangerous Drift
The U.S. faces tremendous challenges at home and abroad. Without a grand strategy, America’s perilous drift is likely to continue, and worsen.
America’s Dangerous Drift
R.I.P. Containment
September 24, 2012
R.I.P. Containment
Why global commerce, modern telecommunications, social media and modern international politics have conspired to put to rest a faded strategy.
R.I.P. Containment
Grand Strategy of the Authoritarian Axis: How Will the West Respond?
July 24, 2012
Grand Strategy of the Authoritarian Axis: How Will the West Respond?
Recent events – like those in Syria – show increasing coordination among some of the world’s most dangerous states.
Grand Strategy of the Authoritarian Axis: How Will the West Respond?
An Authoritarian Axis Rising?
June 29, 2012
An Authoritarian Axis Rising?
It isn’t the “axis of evil.” But a number of authoritarian states are showing a troubling tendency to look out for each other.
An Authoritarian Axis Rising?
Why America Needs a Grand Strategy
June 18, 2012
Why America Needs a Grand Strategy
Failure to formulate a grand strategy will only further fuel talk of American decline. That's no more so the case than it is for Asia.
Why America Needs a Grand Strategy
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