Strategy Bridge

About the Project:

‘Strategy Bridge’ aimed to bring coherence to the process of defining strategy, by accumulating different definitions, models and means of analysis for strategy as used by important theorists in the fields of strategic studies, international relations, military history, and management studies. The research was centred on the following subtopics: Strategic Theory and History, Management, Insurgency/ Counterinsurgency, Sea Power, Cyber, and Regime Maintenance. By doing so, it provided an interdisciplinary understanding of the meaning of strategy, strategic practice, and strategic evaluation. The project outcomes included an extensive literature review, two podcast specials, and roundtable events, in addition to supporting members’ individual and co-authored publications. The project was supported by the St Andrews Restarting Interdisciplinary Research Fund (SARIRF) and ran from December 2020 to July 2021.


Research Team:

Gary Brown, Professor of Cyber Law, National Defense University

Guy Rowlands, Professor of History, University of St Andrews

James Sullivan, Director of Cyber Research, Royal United Services Institute

Jeffrey Hughes, Lecturer in Strategy, University of St Andrews

Kristen Harkness, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Sidharth Kaushal, Research Fellow in Military Sciences, Royal United Services Institute

Martin Kornberger, Chair in Strategy and International Management, University of Edinburgh

Mathilde von Bulow, Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Phillips O’Brien, Professor of Strategic Studies, University of St Andrews (PI)

Sir Hew Strachan, Bishop Wardlaw Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews

Sneha Reddy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Relations, University of St Andrews