Wargaming is undergoing a renaissance. Not since the interwar period (1919-1939) has the method been so popular with not only governments, militaries, and NGOs, but also with a host of public and private institutions. This may not be surprising. The modern world is presenting us with a host of novel challenges including pandemics, climate crises, the rise of great power conflict, supply chain vulnerabilities, cyber security threats, and radical politics. Many of these challenges are new and poorly understood. Others are interacting in new and complex ways. Wargaming offers a potential way to help discover and evaluate strategies for dealing with them. But how?
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The purpose of this course is to consider how wargaming might be used to analyse and develop strategy. As such, it is a course about two different but linked issues. First, we must consider what strategy is, how it flows from one’s understanding of victory, and how it is influenced by the choices of others. Second, in applying wargaming to strategy, we must first unpack wargaming as method by understan