The present paper intends to make a synthetic update of the “being” of strategy, evoking strategic studies, namely in the aspects concerning the object of strategy and the relationship between strategy and politics. This update is done by confronting it with a recent manifesto, by Isabelle Duyvestein and James Worral, important for its repercussions on the science of international relations, which suffers from many weaknesses and no less aporias. It is important, therefore, to deconstruct some of its assumptions, which have also been those uncritically accepted when International Relations touches on the problematic inherent to strategic studies or focuses on war.
Professor at the Department of Political Studies, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH/UNL, Portugal). Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI). National Defense Auditor. Strategist and polemologist.
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Fernandes, António Horta (2021). What Strategic Studies Are and Are Not: about a Manifesto by Isabelle Duyvesteyn and James Worral. Janus.net, e-journal of international relations. Vol12, Nº. 1, May-October 2021. Consulted [online] at date of last visit, https://doi.org/10.26619/1647-7251.12.1.9
Article received on 19 January, 2021 and accepted for publication on 4 March, 2021