Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Geopolitics Updated: The Strategy of Selective Engagement

| Winter 1998/1999


Robert Art of Brandeis University considers America’s current options for a grand strategy. The choices are dominion, global collective security, regional collective security, cooperative security, containment, isolationism, and selective engagement. Art details the pros and cons of each grand strategy and offers his rationale for why selective engagement can best serve U.S. national interests: the strategy “is a hybrid, taking the good elements from its six competitors but avoiding their pitfalls.”

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For Academic Citation: Robert J. Art. Geopolitics Updated: The Strategy of Selective Engagement.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 23. no. 3. (Winter 1998/1999):

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