Today we see a number of key aspects that define the Islamic World. For us at the GrandeStrategy Institute, we find that:
- There is a lack of strategic thinking in the Islamic world in general, with short-termism being the sine qua non of our thinking.
- There is a huge chasm between those that profess Islam and want an extreme theocracy and those that want a secular state.
- That those who understand Islam don't understand Economics, political systems, industry or military affairs, while those that profess Secularism know merely how to (poorly) mimic western nations.
- That the importance of a military-industrial complex is not understood. Major weapons systems that define our time, with some exception, are not being manufactured by the Islamic world.
It is well known that knowledge is often power, and it is important to be aware first, to make actionable plans second, and then to implement those plans. Our focus at GrandeStrategy is on the first two, and in creating awareness to our audience and to the Islamic world in general.