Connections UK 2017 Report

A post by Rex Brynen

The first day of the conference included a “Wargaming 101” session for newcomers, but was mainly taken up with the Dire Straitsmegagame. This involved around 100 participants, and explored near future (2020) crisis stability in Asia in the context of uncertain and unpredictable US policy, and a rising China.

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Jim Wallman
Can war games help us avoid real-world conflict?

An article by Jonathan Beale for the BBC

North Korea has just fired off an intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan. Japan is uncertain as to whether the US wants to start a war.

It's trying to find out why a massive American naval fleet has just arrived in the region. But it's not getting any answers. There's chaos in the White House as various factions try to influence the president.

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Jim Wallman