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Towards the Asian Century
Towards the Asian Century

Author(s): Carola Frey
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Politics and society
Published by: Editura Militară
Keywords: War-games; strategic simulations; Chinese foreign policy; political simulation; Asia-Pacific region; scenarios; prospective studies;

Summary/Abstract: The development of prospective studies and game theory became a crucial activity for many international and national organisation, especially in times of increasing dynamism and complexity. The aim of this article is to present the usefulness of developing foresight by the means of war-games or strategic simulations. “War-gaming”, a roleplaying simulation of a dynamic situation, has been used mainly by the military, but more recently, it has also been used in the context of competitive intelligence and strategy-testing. The article is divided in two sections. The first section consists of a theoretical presentation of the concept of war-gaming and simulations and its specific elements. The second section is a case study that will focus on a simulation made on China’s foreign policy that will highlight the scenarios outlined as products and strategic takeaways of such an apparatus.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 132-147
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English