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Crisis Simulation: The United States, China, and the South China Sea

Tensions are rising in the Pacific. For more than a decade, the South China Sea has been a major flashpoint in US-China relations.

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The Benjamin T. Rome Building Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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This half-day exercise will simulate a major US-China military emerging from events there. Students will role-play national security policymakers and advisors, immersing themselves in the military, legal, diplomatic, intelligence, and economic realms to diagnose a flash crisis and then find a way out. Students will work to address time sensitive policy decisions, process and disseminate important information, and achieve interagency coordination. This simulation offers participants exposure to some of the key dynamics that shape US policy in any crisis--dealing with imperfect information, cooperating within and across complex bureaucracies, handling escalation risks, and reconciling short-term actions with longer-term objectives. A working lunch will be provided. Space is limited and first come first served. Please RSVP by 5:00 PM on February 8, 2023.

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