RUSI JournalVolume 165Issue 4

Strategic Culture: In Defiance of a Structural World Order

Patrick Hinton pits the concept of an international rules-based order against a more nuanced reality. Employing a framework based on strategic culture theory, this article argues that states behave in ways predicated on their history and lived experience. This must first be acknowledged before states’ actions can be understood.

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Major Patrick Hinton

Former Chief of the General Staff’s Visiting Fellow

Military Sciences

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