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Raison d’Etat: Richelieu’s Grand Strategy During the Thirty Years’ War

4 Dec

Drawing from his recent article in the Texas National Security Review, Iskander Rehman will discuss the grand strategy of Cardinal Richelieu during the Thirty Years’ War.

Dr. Iskander Rehman is the Senior Fellow for International Relations at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Prior to joining the Pell Center, Dr. Rehman was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Order and Strategy Program (IOS) at the Brookings Institution. He has also served as a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Stanton Nuclear Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

He has published a number of think tank monographs, book chapters, and articles in journals such as the Naval War College Review, The Washington Quarterly, Survival, the Texas National Security Review, India Review, and Asian Security. His research focuses on grand strategy, applied history, and Asian security. His work has also been featured or cited in The Guardian, The American Interest, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Indian Express, Le Monde, The Diplomat, The National Interest, and BBC World, among others. He is a contributing editor for War on the Rocks, and the coordinator of the Rochambeau Dialogue. Dr. Rehman holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (with distinction) from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, France.

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