Ellis Mallett is a PhD Candidate at the University of Surrey’s politics department. Her thesis theorises the strategic behaviour of overbalancing and looks at why, and under what conditions, states overreact to marginal threats to their own detriment using US foreign policy as her case study. Find her on Twitter at @ellismallett

Not Your Grandparents’ Grand Strategy: Rethinking Liberal Hegemony

Since the end of the Cold War, America’s commitment to a grand strategy of liberal hegemony has habitually set the parameters of foreign policy debate. The bipartisan consensus in Washington D.C. sees the United States as the indispensable nation whose leadership is required in perpetuity in the name of upholding… Continue reading