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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WRITTEN BY

Patrick Hinton

Chief of the General Staff’s Visiting Fellow

Military Sciences

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