Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

FP PeaceGame 2015

The US Institute of Peace and Foreign Policy magazine will be conducting another one of its PeaceGame scenario discussions today in Washington DC.

The inaugural series of PeaceGame in 2013 and the spring event in 2014 was dedicated to the conflict in Syria.

The current PeaceGame series is tackling one of the timeliest and most challenging of issues confronted by the U.S. government and stakeholders worldwide: the global rise of radical groups and violent extremism. Building on a successful first session in December exploring the political and economic roots of extremism and violence, our June event will focus on the human element: why do today’s extremist movements attract recruits worldwide, and how can the international community more effectively both counter this appeal and manage the reintegration of radicalized individuals.

The game/discussion will explore two main scenarios:

  • Scenario I: What if they gave a war and nobody came? Commanding the virtual high ground and other strategies for preventing and defeating information age insurgencies
  • Scenario II: Combatting Contagion: What’s next for the defeated or homeward bound extremist?

You can follow online via Twitter (#PeaceGame).

A PAXsims discussion of the very first PeaceGame can be found here.

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