Earlier this year, The Strategy Bridge asked university and professional military education students to participate in our first annual writing contest by sending us their thoughts on strategy. The response was amazing, with more submissions than our small team of volunteers could handle.
Luckily, we had an amazing set of partners in support, including those from higher and military education institutions across many English-speaking countries. In particular, we'd like to thank the panel of judges that helped us choose the winners, including key leaders from the University of Oklahoma Press, the U.S. Naval Institute, the Australian Command and Staff College, the U.K. Joint Services Command and Staff College, the U.S. Air War College, the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Marine Corps War College, and the U.S. Naval War College.
We also congratulate our contest winners:
First Place: Richard Brown, King’s College London, United Kingdom, “The Origins of Non-Proliferation (Grand) Strategy in the United States and Great Britain”
Second Place: Lauren Dickey, King’s College London, United Kingdom, “Wei Qi or Won’t Xi: The Siren Calls of Chinese Strategic Culture”
Tie for Third: Lars Lervik, Army War College, United States, “The Arctic: Economic Growth or Future Battlefield?”
Tie for Third: Miah Hammond-Errey, Deakin University, Australia, “Perpetual conflict of ideas? Are Russian disinformation campaigns successfully exploiting the grey zone and influencing (our) civilian actions?”
Tie for Third: Libby Johnson, Stanford University, United States, “The End of Strategic Patience”
We'll be publishing the above articles, as well as some of the other "honorable mention" submissions, in a series in the very near future. We appreciate all the great submissions from the contest participants!
The Strategy Bridge Team