Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

NDU South Asia crisis simulation report

From the Institute of National Security Studies at National Defense University, a report on a recent South Asia crisis simulation:

Perspectives from Fragile Crescent: A South Asia Crisis Simulation

February 24, 2009

By Christopher S. Robinson, Steven J. Tomisek, and Kenneth Kligge

In February 2009, as national security experts were discussing proposals for U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a small group of senior governmental officials from the executive and legislative branches gathered at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC, to participate in Fragile Crescent, a South Asia crisis simulation exercise. The exercise posed a number of hypothetical scenarios intended to stimulate thinking about current and future challenges in South Asia. The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) Center for Applied Strategic Learning at NDU developed the exercise and hosted the event. This report recaps the highlights of the exercise and discussions among experts.

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