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The EU Global Strategy and Defence: The challenge of thinking strategically about means

The EU Global Strategy and Defence: The challenge of thinking strategically about means

Sven Biscop, Jo Coelmont
Egmont

Since strategy is about connecting ends, ways and means, the means constrain the ends. It would be unrealistic to set objectives for which the means are unavailable or cannot be acquired in time. But it would be equally unrealistic to underestimate the available means. To wilfully ignore one’s potential is to handicap one’s strategy from the outset.