Introduces students to the history of how leaders have seen the world and tried to shape it in war and peace. Begins with examination of foundational texts in the history of strategy from around the world. Lectures focus on case studies in diplomatic and military history from the ancient to the contemporary world and spanning the globe. Explores how changes in technology and society (and social mores) have impacted statecraft. Introduces students to the concept of strategy and its applications in statecraft and other fields such as activism, business, and politics. Assignments focus on applying the lessons of history to challenges facing the United States and other countries today.