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Encyclopedia > Edward Luttwak

Edward Nicolae Luttwak (born 1942) is an economist and historian known for his many publications on military strategy and international relations. This article is about the year. ... An economist is an individual who studies economics and writes about economic policy. ... A historian is a person who studies history. ... Military strategem in the Battle of Waterloo. ... International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ...


Luttwak was born in Arad, Romania, and later attended the London School of Economics and Johns Hopkins University, where he received a doctorate. His first academic post was at the University of Bath. As of 2004, he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.. Arad (population: 172,827) is a city in Arad county, in western Romania, in Crisana, 159 miles southeast of Budapest by rail. ... The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as the London School of Economics or simply the LSE, is a specialist university and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located on Houghton Street in Central London, off the Aldwych and next to the Royal... The Johns Hopkins University is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... The University of Bath is a campus university located near Bath, England at 51°22. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington, D.C.-based foreign policy think tank. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ...


He has served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Department of State. He is a member of the National Security Study Group of the U.S. Department of Defense, and an associate of the Japan Finance Ministry's Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy. The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... NSC can also stand for National Safety Council in several countries such as the US and Ireland. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...


Luttwak is a frequent lecturer and consultant, and has developed a reputation for offbeat proposals intended to provoke thought, for instance suggesting that major powers' attempts to quell regional wars actually make the wars more intense. His book Coup d'etat: A Practical Handbook is perhaps his best-known work; it has been reprinted numerous times, and translated into 14 languages. A consultant (from the latin consultus meaning legal expert) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise such as accountancy, technology, the law, human resources, marketing, medicine, finance, public affairs, communication, or more esoteric areas of knowledge, for example engineering of different kinds...


The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire from the First Century AD to the Third has stirred a lot of controversy among professional historians. Luttwak is seen as an outsider and non-specialist in the field, but his book has raised a lot of questions and created a whole new wave of scholarship on the Roman army and barbarians on the frontier. Luttwak asked simply "How did the Romans defend the frontier?", a question that had been lost in the noise of professional discourse of demographics and economics and sociology. Soldiers were trained to kill and destroy, that was their purpose, Luttwak brought that back into the debate.


Luttwak, during his childhood, spent many years in Italy, between Palermo, in Sicily, and Milan, as a refugee. He speaks a good italian and is also a renowned political analyst and historian in that country; he also wrote two books in italian (co-authored with Susanna Creperio Verratti, political philosopher and journalist): Che cos’è davvero la democrazia [What Democracy really Is], 1996 and Il libro delle Libertà [The Book of Liberties], 2000. Nickname: Palermu Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Sicilian disambiguates here; see also Sicilian language or Sicilian Defence. ... MILAN Type anti-tank Nationality joint France/German Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3... Born in Milan, Susanna Creperio Verratti is an Italian political philosopher and journalist, whose views are influenced by classical liberalism and liberal conservatism. ...


He serves on the editorial boards of Geopolitique (France), the Journal of Strategic Studies, and the Washington Quarterly. He speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. The Journal of Strategic Studies, first published in 1978, is a multi-disciplinary review of forward-looking articles on military and diplomatic strategy. ... The Washington Quarterly is a journal of international affairs, analyzing global strategic changes and their public policy implications, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the MIT Press. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Books

  • A Dictionary of Modern War (London 1971), ISBN 0713901306
  • The Strategic Balance, 1972 (1972), ISBN 0912050330
  • The Political Uses of Sea Power (Baltimore, 1974), ISBN 0801816580
  • The US - USSR Nuclear Weapons Balance (Beverly Hills, 1974), ISBN 0803900961
  • The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire from the First Century AD to the Third (USA, 1976), ISBN 0801821584
  • Strategic Power: Military Capabilities and Political Utility (California, 1976), ISBN 0803906595
  • Coup d'etat: A Practical Handbook (London 1979), ISBN 0674175476
  • Sea Power in the Mediterranean: Political Utility and Military Constraints (California 1979), ISBN 0819160105
  • The Israeli Army (with Dan Horowitz) (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983), ISBN 0060127236
  • The Grand Strategy of the Soviet Union (London, 1983), ISBN 0312342608
  • The Pentagon and the Art of War (New York, 1984), ISBN 0671617702
  • Strategy and History (New Jersey, 1985), ISBN 0887380654
  • Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987), ISBN 0674007034
  • The Endangered American Dream: How to Stop the United States From Being a Third World Country and How to Win the Geo-Economic Struggle for Industrial Supremacy (New York, 1993), ISBN 0671869639
  • Turbo-Capitalism: winners and losers in the global economy (HarperCollins, 1999), ISBN 0060193301

Collins was a Scottish printing company founded by a Presbyterian schoolmaster, William Collins, in Glasgow in 1819, in partnership with Charles Chalmers, the younger brother of Thomas Chalmers, minister of Tron Church, Glasgow. ...

External link

  • Luttwak's page at CSIS [1]
  • Edward Luttwak. Give War a Chance, Foreign Affairs, July 1999.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Antiwar.com Blog · Edward Luttwak: Cut and Run, but Slowly (271 words)
Reagan-era hawk Edward Luttwak calls for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in today’s NYT.
This is a mistake: it is precisely because unpredictable mayhem is so predictable that the United States might be able to disengage from Iraq at little cost, or even perhaps advantageously.
Luttwak goes on to explain why a U.S. threat to withdraw might force all quarrelsome parties – Shi’ite, Sunni, Arab, Kurd, Iranian, Turk, etc. – to root for the USA.
Edward Luttwak at AllExperts (791 words)
Luttwak was born in Arad, Romania, and later attended the London School of Economics and Johns Hopkins University, where he received a doctorate.
Luttwak is a frequent lecturer and consultant, and has developed a reputation for offbeat proposals intended to provoke thought, for instance suggesting that major powers' attempts to quell regional wars actually make the wars more intense.
Luttwak is seen as an outsider and non-specialist in the field, but his book has raised a lot of questions and created a whole new wave of scholarship on the Roman army and barbarians on the frontier.
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