THE EU AS 27 ANGRY MEN: ACT NOW OR FOREVER LOSE YOUR PEACE

In the world of international policy, coalitions are key. Gaining consensus in matters of security lends legitimacy and unity of purpose to actions. But in the European Union most Common Security and Foreign Policy (CSFP) decisions require unanimity over some form of majority vote. WAR ROOM welcomes David Haugen, Audrey Laden, and Craig McFarland to examine the necessary changes to the Treaty on European Union to effectively counter emerging threats and ensure survival of the EU.

NOT JUST WAR GAMES: SIMULATING CRISIS NEGOTIATIONS

The U.S. Army War College is a vast repository of experience and expertise. Every day that knowledge is used to further develop joint officers and enlisted personnel along with many of their federal civilian counterparts. Every once in a while, the War College is able to share its development techniques and curriculum outside the gates of Carlisle Barracks. One of those instances is the International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise (ISCNE) and on today’s episode Ed “Cliffy” Zukowski is in the virtual studio to explain the program. Cliffy joins Ken Gilliam in the latest installment of the WARGAMING ROOM to explain the value of the two-day strategic negotiation event and how he and the team take the show on the road to prominent universities. ISCNE is not only a great example of the DoD sharing knowledge but it’s a crucial part of the War College’s outreach mission.

Contact Cliffy: edmund.zukowski@armywarcollege.edu

Transcript: https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/wp-content/uploads/21-049-EXPOSING-NEXT-GEN-DIPLOMATS-TO-CRISIS-NEGOTIATIONS-Transcript.pdf

TURNKEY ALLIES: ISRAEL BACKING THE SUNNI CAUSE

Ultimately, a positive end for Israel will lead to a dual benefit of strengthened regional security and stronger bonds with the wider Arab world. The current sectarian violence in the Middle East gives credit to some scholars’ belief in a looming war between the Sunni Arab states on one side and Iran and its allies […]