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CLAUSEWITZ ON STRATEGY:
Inspiration and Insight from a Master Strategist

By Carl von Clausewitz, edited by Tiha von Ghyczy, Bolko von Oetinger, and Christopher Bassford.
From the Boston Consulting Group's Strategy Institute. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0471415138. Available in 9 languages. Hear audio ad.

Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as one of the most important of the major strategic theorists; he's been read by Eisenhower, Patton, Kissinger, Chairman Mao, and many other leaders. In Clausewitz on Strategy, the Boston Consulting Group's Strategy Institute has excerpted the passages most relevant to business strategy from Clausewitz's classic work On War. That famous book is the most general, applicable, and enduring work of strategy in the modern West: a source of insight into the nature of conflict, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom. Clausewitz speaks the mind of the executive, revealing logic that those interested in strategic thinking and practice will find invaluable. He presents unique ideas, such as the idea that friction—the difference between what happens in plans and what happens in reality—is an intrinsic part of strategy. Clausewitz on Strategy offers Clausewitz's framework for self-education, a way to train the reader's strategic judgment.

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Clausewitz in Turkish This on-line translation is an abridgement—Book 4-7 are excluded. The overall website on which it is posted bills itself as "anti-imperialist and anti-oligarchic."

Several Scandinavian articles regarding Clausewitz from Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, No. 5 2002: "War"

Website Clausewitz in Denmark: http://www.clausewitz.dk/. Edited by Claus E. Andersen.

Clausewitz in Italy—by Virgilio Ilari,with Luciano Bozzo and Giampiero Giacomello, 2010. Virgilio Ilari is President of the Italian Society for Military History.

BOOKS and ARTICLES

Angstrom, Jan, and Duyvesteyn, Isabelle, eds., The Nature of Modern War: Clausewitz and His Critics Revisited (Stockholm, Sweden: Department of War Studies, Swedish National Defence College [Krigsvetenskapliga Institutionen, Försvarshögsk], 2003. 12 chapters, all in English. See more details in our English-language bibliography. 264pp, ISBN 0415354625.

Bernard, Vittorio. "La preparazione culturale dei capi militari nel pensiero die Clausewitz," in Revista Militare 1990, pp2-9.

Bolsinger, Eckard. "War & State in the 21st Century: On the Pronounced End of the Clausewitzean World" (in Danish). Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, No. 5, 2002: "War." Index at http://www.distinktion.dk/uknr5.htm.

Bolving, Klaus. "Clausewitz og krigen som fænomen." Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, Volume 3, Issue 2, January 2002, pages 77-90.

Bolving, Klaus. "Clausewitz and the War as Phenomenon" (in Danish). Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, No. 5, 2002: "War." Index at http://www.distinktion.dk/uknr5.htm.

Botti, Ferrucio. "Clausewitz et la strategia marittima," in Rivista Militare 118 (1985), pp.79-88.

Canevari, E. Clausewitz e la guerra odierna. Rome, 1930.

Clausewitz, Karl von. Della guerra. Trans. colonello Emilio Canevari. Rome: Tipografia regionale, 1942.

Clausewitz, Karl von. La guerra pagine scelte. Trans. Luigi Cosenza and Giuseppe Moscardelli. Florence: F. le Monnier, 1942.

Clausewitz, Carl von. Om Krig, 3 vols. Ed. Nils Berg. Copenhagen, 1986.

Clausewitz, Carl von. O Ratu. Trans. Milivoj Lazarevic, ed. Lt Col Zdavko Serucar and Professor Stevan Menciger. Yugoslav military publishing house, 1951. [Serbo-Croat (Cyrillic)]

Clausewitz, Carl von. Om Kriget. K.R. Böhme, A. Johansson, and H. Mårtenson, eds. Stockholm, 1991.

Clausewitz, Carl von. SAVAÞ ÜZERÝNE ["exact translation" by H.Fahri Çeliker]. First Edition June 1999. ISBN 9758143549.

Clausewitz, K. von. Della guerra, nuova edizione abbreviata. Di G. E. Rusconi, Torino, Einaudi, 2000.

Clausewitz, Carl von. "War is a Political Tool" (in Danish). Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, No. 5, 2002: "War." Index at http://www.distinktion.dk/uknr5.htm.

Clausewitz, Carl von. "Krig er et instrument for politik." Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, Volume 3, Issue 2, January 2002, pages 15-19. DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2002.9672824.

book coverClausewitz Society [Clausewitz Gesellschaft, Hamburg]. Pommerin, Reiner, ed. Clausewitz Goes Global: Carl von Clausewitz in the 21st Century. (Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Clausewitz Society.) Berlin: Carola Hartmann Miles Verlag, 2011. ISBN: 9783937885414. [See two reviews in German.]

CONTENTS:

General Lieutenant (ret.) Dr. Klaus Olshausen, President of the Clausewitz Society, "A Golden Anniversary with Bright Prospects for the Future," pp.9-11.

Colonel (res.) Prof. Dr. Reiner Pommerin, "Clausewitz in a Global World," pp.12-14

Hofrat Dr. Manfried Rauchensteiner, "A Fixed Star in a Galaxy of Quotes – Clausewitz and Austria," pp.15-31.

Prof. Dr. Bruno Colson and Lecturer Dr. Christophe Wasinski, "Tailoring Ends to Means: Clausewitz in Belgium," pp. 32-42.

Prof. Yu Tiejun, "The Western Master and Bible of War: Clausewitz and His On War in China," pp.43-60.

Brigadier General (ret.) Michael Hesselholt Clemmesen, "Observations of a Lonely Clausewitzian Convert: Vom Kriege in Denmark," pp.61-85.

Colonel a. D. Dr. Pekka Visuri, "Clausewitzian War Theory and the Defence Doctrines of Small States: Case Finland," pp.86-107.

Prof. Dr. Hervé Coutau-Bégarie, "XXIst Century’s Clausewitz in France," pp.108-122.

Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Prof. Dr. Freiherr Claus von Rosen and Colonel Dr. Uwe Hartmann, "The Reception of Clausewitz in Germany," pp.123-150.

Dr. Avi Kober, "Clausewitz and 21st Century: Israeli Military Thinking and Practice," pp.151-173.

Prof. Dr. Virgilio Ilari, Luciano Bozzo and Giampiero Giacomello, "Clausewitz and Italy," pp.174-203.

Dr. Takeshi Oki, "Clausewitz in 21st Century Japan," pp.204-210.

Lecturer Drs. Paul Donker, "Clausewitz and the Netherlands," pp.211-239.

Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Harald Høiback, "Clausewitz and Norway – Staring At a Distant Sun," pp.240-263.

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Prebilic and Jelena Juvan, "Clausewitz in a Post-Communist State: A Case Study of Slovenia," pp.264-287.

Commander Dr. Thean Potgieter and Dr. Francois Vreÿ, "The 'People in Arms' and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa: Can They be Linked?," pp. 287-311.

Brigadier General (ret.) Dr. Alonso Baquer, "Clausewitz, Spain and the 21st Century," pp.312-320.

Dr. Lars Erikson Wolke, "Clausewitz in Sweden," pp.321-328.

Oberst i Gst. Dr. Roland Beck von Büren, "Clausewitz in Switzerland," pp.329-341.

Professor Dr. Christopher Bassford, "Clausewitz in America Today," pp.342-356.

Donker, Paul. "Clausewitz in Breda, Koblenz en Berlijn: Een onderzoek naar de onstaansgeschiedenis van 'Vom Kriege.'" Militaire Spectator, 7 Augustus 2015. Paul Donker is universitair docent Militaire Strategie aan de Nederlandse Defensie Academie.

Drago, Antonino, and Pezzullo, Francesco. "Logica e strategia. Analisi della teoria di K. von Clausewitz," Teoria Politica 16 (2000), pp.164-174.

Fenenko, Dr. Alexei. "War of the Future—How Do We See It?" Russian International Affairs Council, 6 May 2016. See Russian original, "Какой будет война будущего?" This contains a very interesting misrepresentation of Clausewitz's categories of war, specifically an alleged category of "total war" aimed at the political extinction of the opposing power.

Herberg-Rothe, Andreas. "Opposizioni nella teoria politica della guerra di Clausewitz," in Scienza & Politica, Jg. 9, Nr. 19, Trento 1998, pp.23–45.

Herberg-Rothe, Andreas. "Clausewitz eller Nietzsche." In: Res Publica No. 54, Stockholm, March 2002, S. 17–22.

Herberg-Rothe, Andreas. Clausewitz oder Nietzsche: Sul mutamento di paradigma nella teoria politica della guerra. Apparso in tedesco su Merkur, Nr. 623, Marzo 2001.

Hobson, Rolf. Fra kabinettskrigen til den totale krigen: Clausewitz-tolkninger fra Moltke til Aron. (Oslo: Institutt for forsvarsstudier,1994).

Honig, Jan Willem. "Clausewitz en 'landjepik'" ("Clausewitz and ‘non-provocative’ defense"). Transaktie, Vol.19, No.2 (June 1990), pp.136–142.

Johansson, Alf W. Europas krig. Militärt tänkande, strategi och politik från Napoleontiden till andra världskrigets slut. (Tidens förlag, Stockholm 1988), see esp. Chapters 2 and 3.

Lavisse, Ernest, and Charles Andler, trans. L.S. German Theory and Practice of War. [Series: Studies and Documents on the War.] Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1915.

Loretoni, Anna. "Carl von Clausewitz: la teoria politica della guerra moderna," in: Il pensiero Politico 25 (1992), p.376-396.

Martenson, Hjalmar. Von Clausewitz om Kriget kommen tarer, definitioner och register. Stockholm, Probus, 1995.

Menicocci, Marco. Review of von Clausewitz, Karl, Della Guerra (Milano, Mondadori, 1982; Titolo originale: Vom Kriege, Berlin, 1832). Menicocci is editor in chief of Antrocom: Online Journal of Anthropology and author of books and essays on anthropology and philosophy. The paper aims to reconstruct the relationships between the thought of Clausewitz and the philosophy of Hegel. The concept of "absolute war" reveals its character, in terms of the Hegel's dialectical, of the "abstract concept," while "limited war" is a translation of the Hegelian "concrete concept" into the study of the war.

New, Coronel Larry, Força Aérea dos EUA A. "Teoria da Guerra, de Clausewitz e a sua Aplicação Atual. Military Review(Portuguese version), 2nd Quarter, 1998.

Palmgren, Anders. “Clausewitz och amerikansk strategi.” In Anderberg, Cedergren, Ring & Ångström (eds.), Irakkriget. Perspektiv på politik och krigföring (Försvarshögskolan, Stockholm 2004).

Peralta, Amanda. Med andra medel. Från Clausewitz till Guevara: Krig, revolution och politik i en marxistisk idétradition, Göteborg: Daidalos, 1990.

Perjés, Géza. Clausewitz. Magvatö Könyvkiado, Budapest 1983.

Perjés, Géza. Clausewitz és a hâborû praxeològiája [Clausewitz und die Praxeologie des Krieges], Budapest 1988.

Primicerj, Giulio. "Il pensiero del Clausewitz nel quarantennio di pace della Germania guglielmina," in: Rivista militare 1992, pp.81-91.

Primicerj, Giulio. "Clausewitz, il Piano Schlieffen e la prima guerra mondiale," in: Rivista militare 1992, pp.104- 122.

Proença Domício, Jr.; Diniz, Eugenio; and Raza, Salvador Ghelfi. Guia de Estudos de Estratégia. Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Zahar Editor, 1999. ("Guide for the Study of Strategy"). [This book presents Clausewitz as the foundation for the scientific study of war in Chapter 2, "Founders of Strategic Thought."]

Quinzio, Patrizio Flavio. "Clausewitz: politica e guerra. Per una edizione a fascioli del `Della Guerra,'" in: Rivista militare 1990, pp.48-55.

Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby. "The Future of War: Clausewitz, Sun Tzu and Revolutions in Military Affairs" (in Danish). Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, No. 5, 2002: "War." Index at http://www.distinktion.dk/uknr5.htm.

Rizzi, Loris. Clausewitz, l'arte militare, l'éta nucleare-Logica e grammatica della guerra, Milano 1987.

Rose, O. "Effeti del pensiero di Carl von Clausewitz nella Russia imperiale e in Union Sovietica." Revista militare (3), maggio-giugno 1991, pp.37-39.

Rusconi, Gian Enrico. Clausewitz, il prussiano. La politica della guerra nell’equilibrio europeo. Einaudi, Torino 1999.

Schuurman, B.W., MA. "Clausewitz en de new wars denkers: Een nieuwe kijk op het trinitaire concept en de critici." Militaire Spectator Jaargang 179 Nummer 1 (2010), pp.33-43.

Thomé, Major Patrik [Swedish National Defense College]. "[ThomeEssay.doc The Contentious Nature of War--An Analysis of Military Theorists]." ["Krigets omtvistade natur - en analys av militärteoretiker."] Thesis, Swedish National Defense College, 2005. [Title is in Englsh, essay is in Swedish; an English translation is planned.]

Vad, E. "Commiato da Clausewitz? Il nuevo pensiero nella politica di sicurezza." Rivista militare (3), maggio-giugno 1991, pp.20-27.

Wæver, Ole. "The Three Debates of War" (in Danish). Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, No. 5, 2002: "War." Index at http://www.distinktion.dk/uknr5.htm.

Wagemann, E. "Ritorno a Clausewitz!" Revisita militare (3), maggio-giugno 1991, pp.28-36.

Xia, Zhengnan (1955- ), Jie du "Zhan zheng lun" ("Commentary on On the war"), edition: Di 1 ban (Beijing: Jie fang jun chu ban she: Xin hua shu dian fa xing, 2003). LC# 2003393891, ISBN 7506543303.

Xue, Guo'an, Sunzi bing fa" yu "Zhan zheng lun" bi jiao yan jiu (also in pinyin: Sunzi Bingfa yu Zhanzhenglun bijiao yanjiu, edition: Beijing di 1 ban (Beijing Shi: Jun shi ke xue chu ban she, 2003). LC# 2004367573, ISBN 7801376188.

Zotti, Nicola. "Lenin, Clausewitz and the creation of Soviet military culture." Storia militare e cultura strategica, Warfare.it, 31 maggio 2016. (See Google English translation.)

On War in Arabic

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(We have only this image—no further information.)

We also received an e-mail in May 2007 from an Algerian writer, who referred to an Arabic translation made in 1997 by an Iraqi military translator, Chakr Sayyab al Imami. We have no further information on Clausewitz in Arabic.

Clausewitz in Chinese

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KELAOSAIWEICI ZHUAN
(CLAUSEWITZ, LEBEN UND WERKE)
ISBN 7-100-01788-2
531 Seiten

Clausewitz in Vietnamese

In January 2011, French writer T. Derbent saw this book in the Library of the People's Army, in Hanoi.The context was a meeting organized by General Hong Cu (brother in law of General Giap, formerly second-in-command of the political direction of the Army and redactor of the People's Army newspaper) about the question of Clausewitz's influence on Vietnamese military thinking.This is a digest of On War translated into Vietnamese and printed in 1950 by the Viet Minh—by guerrilla forces, in a field-expedient printing office, and on hand-made mulberry paper. See this article by General Hong Cu [local backup] about Derbent's book Giap et Clausewitz and its themes, in the People's Army Newspaper.

Digest of ON WAR in Vietnamese--1950 Title page First page

Clausewitz in Farsi


Clausewitz Va Nazariyeye Jang
(Clausewitz and the Modern Theory of War)
Publisher: Tehran, Nashr-e Hermes, 2000
This image is from the website of Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo, who is presently head of the Department for Contemporary Studies, CRB-Iran, in Tehran.
He would presumably be familiar with any Clausewitz bibliographical info in Farsi, and probably in Arabic as well.

Clausewitz in Finnish

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Carl von Clausewitz
Ajatuksia sodasta ja johtamisesta

ISBN 951-9387-58-7

"Sodan filosofi" Carl von Clausewitz esitti tunnetut sotatieteelliset teoriansa noin 150 vuotta sitten. Harvan sotateoreetikon nimeen on vannottu niin monessa maailmaa järkyttäneessä yhteydessä kuin hänen. Clausewitz'n ajatusten lähtökohdan, että sotataito ei voi perustua absoluuttisiin matemaattisiin laskelmiin, vaan se on syvästi inhimillistä toimintaa, oikeellisuus on korostunut lähiaikoina.

Se teorian ja todellisen elämän tahdistus, jota Clausewitz "Vom Kriege" -kirjassaan suorittaa, ohjasi sodanjohtoa ensimmäisessä maailmansodassa ja uudelleen 30-luvulta lähtien useimmissa käydyissä sodissa.

Clausewitsin oppien soveltaminen sodankäynnin lisäksi myös muille aloille - kaupan ja liikkeenjohdon teorioiksi - käynnistyi 1970-luvulla. Clausewitz esittää teoriansa ja perustelee ne historian tai oman aikansa sotatapahtumien käytännön esimerkein. Pääsäännöt ovat edelleen käyttökelpoisia; tänään ehkä pätevämpinä kuin koskaan aiemmin.

ON WAR in Italian

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von Clausewitz, Karl, Della Guerra
Milano, Mondadori, 1982 (3); pp. 862. Titolo originale: Vom Kriege, Berlin, 1832.
ISBN: 8804431199

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Jun Jeng Lon (On War)
translated by Ryu Jae Sheung
ISBN: 8970131248
1998.6.24

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ON WAR in Korean
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Da Guerra: a Arte da Estratégia (Portuguese)
CARL PHILIPP VON CLAUSEWITZ

Editora: Tahyu
ISBN: 8599150065
Ano: 2005
Edição: 1
Número de páginas: 299
Available from Cotacota Books

Campanha de 1812 na Russia (Portuguese)

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Editora: Martins Fontes
ISBN: 8533602723
Número de páginas: 348

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Proença Domício, Jr.; Diniz, Eugenio; and Raza, Salvador Ghelfi. Guia de Estudos de Estratégia. Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Zahar Editor, 1999.
ISBN: 85-7110-497-2

Clausewitz in Romanian

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Despre razboi

Carl von Clausewitz

Clausewitz a fost si ramane personalitatea centrala a gandirii militare. Exemplara prin originalitatea, profunzimea si marea deschidere a artei militare catre determinarile exterioare, 'Despre razboi' ramane valabila atata vreme cat razboiul este o continuare a politicii cu alte mijloace iar scopul sau ramne acela de a anihila adversarul atat fizic cat si moral.

ISBN: 973-636-022-17   Format: 20x13

Clausewitz in Russian

A Russian image of Clausewitz

This appears to be the full text, or at least a substantial part of, Clausewitz's study "The Campaign of 1812 in Russia" on-line in Russian.

ОГЛАВЛЕНИЕ

ПОХОД В РОССИЮ 1812 г. Часть первая. Прибытие в Вильно. План кампании. Дрисский лагерь. Часть вторая. Дальнейший ход кампании.

ОБЩИЙ ОБЗОР СОБЫТИЙ ПОХОДА 1812 г. В РОССИЮ Первая часть. Первый период. Наступление французов до первой остановки в Вильно. Второй период. От конца первой остановки до второй остановки. Третий период. От попытки к наступлению русских главных сил до потери Москвы. Четвертый период. От занятия Москвы до начала отступления.

Вторая часть. От начала отступления до переправы главной армии через Неман. Обзор потерь, которые понес французский центр во время наступления и при отступлении.

* Первая публикация в сети Интернет в рамках проекта «1812 год». 20 октября 1998 г. Выполнено по изданию ГВИ Наркомата Обороны СССР 1937 г. В переводе А. К. Рачинского и М. П. Протасова под редакцией комдивов А. А. Свечина и С. М. Белицкого.

Библиотека интернет-проекта «1812 год». Публикацию электронной версии книги подготовил Поляков

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