Welcome to FP PEACEGAMES & CRISIS SIMULATIONS

An Innovative Approach to Managing International Crises

An immersive engagement that challenges world leaders to game out practicable solutions and collaborative strategies to de-escalate complex crises, strengthen peace and security, and invest in resilience.

About FP PeaceGames & Simulations

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FP Analytics applies its rigorous research capabilities to the ideation and production of scenario-based crisis simulations that facilitate innovative thinking to help meet partners’ diplomatic, strategic, or business objectives.

FP’s Simulations and PeaceGames convene leading minds in national security policy, international affairs, academia, business and industry, and civil society to "game" out pathways to more effectively mitigate and collaboratively manage complex and cross-border risks. Simulations are held in person as well as on a bespoke virtual platform that enables participation from around the world. They can be closed-door or produced as part of a public forum.

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Each year Foreign Policy convenes leading minds in national security policy, international affairs, academia, business, and civil society to "game" out how to bring seemingly intractable conflicts to a peaceful conclusion. This exercise, which we call PeaceGame, offers a chance to address the challenges of conflict resolution and peacebuilding with the same creativity and focus as has been traditionally devoted to war games. Similarly, we host FP Simulations in partnership with corporate clients and other partners, which tend to be closed door exercises where business leaders and other global stakeholders confront destabilizing geopolitical threats and crisis scenarios to help inform strategic planning, risk mitigation, and corporate resilience-building for their organizations.

Past PeaceGame Events

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Battling Biothreats: Strengthening Crisis Preparedness to Safeguard Biosecurity

In 2023, FP Analytics partnered with Emergent BioSolutions to produce a series of three simulations, which were held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and in Washington, D.C., focused on a hypothetical biosecurity crisis with cascading impacts on global health, public trust, food security, and regional stability.

Enhancing Cyber-Nuclear Security: Strengthening Global Energy, Food, and Health Systems

In 2022, FP Analytics partnered with Schmidt Futures to challenge their International Strategy Forum (ISF) Fellows to tackle threats posed by emerging technologies.

Climate & Food Security in the Asia Pacific

In 2022, FP Analytics and World Vision partnered to hold a virtual simulation grounded in a multi-sector framework for assessing risk and fostering resilience across the humanitarian, development, and peace nexus.

Space and Maritime Security in the South China Sea

In 2021, FP Analytics partnered with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) to develop the Future Diplomats PeaceGame to engage and train the next generation of foreign-policy leaders.

Fostering Resilience in Northern Central America

In 2021, FP Analytics partnered with World Vision U.S. and the World Bank to develop a simulation focused on mitigating the root causes of forced migration in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

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COVID-19 & the Global Food Security Crisis

In 2021, FP Analytics and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates partnered on two simulations focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)’s fragile food systems.

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Climate & Security

In 2020, FP Analytics partnered with the Paris Peace Forum to produce a simulation focused on the accelerating impacts of climate change on civil unrest and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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PeaceGame Venezuela: Pathways to Peace

In 2019, FP Analytics collaborated with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Florida International University to advance thinking around how Venezuelans and the international community on a potential state collapse in Venezuela.

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India-Pakistan Nuclear Incident

In 2018, FP Analytics partnered with the Emirates Diplomatic Academy to produce a Future Diplomats PeaceGame focused on nuclear deterrence, stability, and source of instability in South Asia.

Unpacking the Syria Crisis

In 2018, FP partnered with the Mediterranean Dialogues, “RomeMED,” to produce a PeaceGame as part of the Policy Planners’ Forum to focus on the conflict in Syria and the challenges the international community would face in reconstruction.

How Shifting the US Position on Iran Could Impact Regional Stability

In 2017, FP partnered with the UAE to produce a series of simulations that explored how to de-escalate new conflicts that could emerge given shifts in the U.S. foreign policy stance. The scenarios tackled the shifting U.S. position on Iran and how to avoid a third Intifada.

Cyber Attack 2017 – FDPG – Abu Dhabi, Future Diplomats

FP partnered with the Emirates Diplomatic Academy to produce a PeaceGame which addressed potential fallout stemming from a cyber attack on critical infrastructure, including attacks on financial markets.

Libya Political Transition, 2017 – Brussels

FP partnered with the United Arab Emirates to produce a simulation in Brussels that grappled with potential fallout from political transition in Libya.

Libya Pathways to Political and Security Stabilization

In 2016, FP partnered with the Harvard Kennedy School and the U.S. Institute of Peace to produce a PeaceGame addressing the multidimensional factors contributing to instability in Libya.

Return of Foreign Fighters

In 2015, FP partnered with the U.S. Institute of Peace to produce a PeaceGame where participants grappled with the challenges associated with the return of foreign fighters from Afghanistan, and other regions around the world.

Boko Haram in Nigeria

In 2014, FP partnered with the U.S. Institute of Peace to produce a PeaceGame focusing on the strategies to engage and address instability risks caused by Boko Haram in Nigeria

Past Partners

  • Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy
  • Atlantic Council
  • Emergent Biosolutions
  • Florida International University
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Italian Institute of International Political Studies
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Körber-Stiftung
  • Mediterranean Dialogues
  • Munich Security Conference
  • Paris Peace Forum
  • Schmidt Futures
  • Toyota
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • World Bank
  • World Vision International

Contact us

If you would like to learn more about our PeaceGames or other FP simulations, please email Allison Carlson at allison.carlson@foreignpolicy.com