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Strategic Culture in the Asia-Pacific: Putting Policy in Context

Dean, Peter; Raymond, Greg


One of the most well-used quotes from Sun Tzu states that "if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat." Thucydides - who like Sun Tzu is a member of the "classical cannon" of strategic studies from the fifth century BCE - argued, in a not too dissimilar vein, that scrutinizing the political and cultural differences of the ancient Greek city states was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Muddy Boots & Smart Suits: Researching Asia-Pacific Affairs
DOI: 10.1355/9789814459792-012


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