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GlobState III conference

The Doctrine and Training Centre of the Polish Armed Forces will be hosting a virtual conference on global strategic analysis on 16-20 November 2020.

The aim of the GlobState III conference is to establish a platform for discussing new developments in security environment analysis and operational research, principles of war and operational art, and emerging approaches to the conduct of operations. The conference is organized under the umbrella of the NUP 2X35 campaign of future security environment analysis grouping the military and academia into a cooperating community of interests. In 2020, due to the challenges of the pandemic, the conference will be held online, only. We hope that the conference will be a source of valuable knowledge and inspiring discussions for all the participants.

The conference themes include:

  • principles of war/operational art;
  • future security environment and operational environment/forecasting and simulation of changes in the security environment;
  • strategic foresight analysis and military operations research methodology;
  • geopolitical changes in the 21st century;
  • real and potential areas of military rivalry of states;
  • instruments for resolving contemporary armed conflicts;
  • space as a new domain of military operations;
  • threats and activities in cyberspace;
  • challenges of new technologies on the modern battlefield;
  • armed forces in the state security and policy strategy;
  • organizational and technical transformation of the armed forces;
  • multi-domain operation/battle vs. joint operation;
  • information war;
  • crisis management operations;
  • future military leadership.

I will be speaking briefly about the use of wargames as part of a larger panel on strategic analysis. You can get a sneak peak at my presentation here:

You will find further conference details and registration information at the GlobState III conference website.

Women’s Wargaming Network

The Women’s Wargaming Network, launched by Yuna Wong at Connections US, now has a home at, where you can subscribe to connect with other women wargamers, and share your WWN-related news, events, and opportunities.

The Women’s Wargaming Network is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, professional and hobby wargamers alike. Our mission is to help women thrive in professional wargaming. It is not enough merely to survive as a woman in a male-dominated field: our goal is for women to bring their authentic selves, the full range of their talents and abilities, and their own vision and ambition to professional wargaming.

Our aim is to hold at least one zoom meeting a month. If you would like to present, have ideas about who you’d like to hear from, topics you’d like covered, or content you’d like to provide for the webpage, sign-up and get involved. We plan for events to be a mix of for-women and open-to-all (ie an opportunity for women to educate the wider wargaming community).

The Women's Wargaming Network logo: a black queen with two D6 dice

You can read more about the Derby House Principles on diversity and inclusion in wargaming here.

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