Publié le 26/06/2014


The term “strategy” goes back to Greek antiquity and its meaning has evolved over time. Although today the term is bandied about and employed in all contexts, in the past, attempts to define it have been made by the greatest military thinkers.

They agree that strategy presupposes an end point and an opponent. In order to reach one’s goal, despite the actions of one’s opponent, the strategist must have full freedom of action and demonstrate a keen capacity for adaptation.

Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 2, Summer 2014 [1]