Welcome to PeaceGame

The Alternative to War

A ground-breaking new event that challenges world leaders to game out real solutions for peace.

FP gratefully acknowledges support from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, which made these initiatives possible.

About PeaceGame

Imagine what foreign policy would look like if world leaders approached the achievement of peace with the same energy, resources, and realism with which they approach preparing for wars. What if we viewed peace not as the cessation of hostilities, but rather as the achievement of the political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural factors that lead to stability, organic growth, and conflict resolution within – instead of apart from - a system of laws?

Each year Foreign Policy convenes leading minds in national security policy, international affairs, academia, business, and media 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.

How to Get Involved

To request an invitation, email events@foreignpolicy.com.


Future Diplomats PeaceGame Abu Dhabi 2017

Wednesday November 1

Emirates Diplomatic Academy

  • 9:30AM
    Cyber I: Introduction – the Who, What and Why of Cyber?
  • 10:30AM
    Cyber II: Attribution, Deterrence and Geopolitics
  • 11:15AM
    Coffee Break
  • 11:45AM
    Cyber III: Norms, International Law and the Rules of the Road
  • 12:30PM
  • 1:30PM
    Cyber IV: Case Study
  • 2:15PM
    How Governments Manage International Crisis
    Panel discussion with Nabil Fahmy and Jean-David Levitte moderated by Jonathan Tepperman
  • 3:15PM
    Coffee Break
  • 3:30PM
    Multilateral Negotiation: A Conversation with Cathy Ashton
    Interview by Ambassador Mohamed Abushahab
  • 4:30PM
    Closing: Preparing for PeaceGame

Thursday November 2

The InterContinental Abu Dhabi

  • 8:00AM
    Continental Breakfast and Registration Opens
  • 9:00AM
    Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:15AM
    Simulation Begins
  • 9:30AM
    Move 1
  • 10:40AM
    Expert Panel Discussions
  • 11:00AM
    Coffee Break
  • 11:20AM
    Move 2
  • 12:30PM
    Press Conference
  • 12:45PM
    Expert Panel Discussion
  • 1:00PM
    Developing International Norms for Cybersecurity: A Conversation with H.E. Radosław Sikorski
    Interview by H.E. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh
  • 2:00PM
    Move 3
  • 3:10PM
    Expert Panel Reflections and Lessons Learned


Our 2017 Class of PeaceGame Future Diplomats

  • Mr. Omar Ababneh, Institute of Diplomacy, Jordan
  • Ms. Shaima AlBlooshi, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Mohammed AlDhaheri, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Muhammad Azhari, Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Malaysia
  • Ms. Meruyert Baikuatova, Institute of Diplomacy, Academy of Public Administration, Kazakhstan
  • Mr. Michael Battalia, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown, US
  • Mr. Kannan Chockalingam, Foreign Service Institute, India
  • Ms. Giada Dionisi, Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale, Italy
  • Ms. Corinna Fehst, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, US
  • Ms. Maria Ginzburg, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • Ms. Caper Gooden, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Ms. Tehrime Khan, Diplomatic Academy, UK
  • Mr. Emmanuel Kingi, Foreign Service Academy, Kenya
  • Ms. Evgenia Kislova, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • Ms. Hannah Lena de Goederen, The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
  • Ms. Sofia Lhayani, Moroccan Academy For Diplomatic Studies
  • Mr. Wallace Medeiros de Melo Alves, Rio Branco Institute, Brazil
  • Mr. Zhao Minshu, China Foreign Affairs University, China
  • Mr. Gonzalo Munoz Lopez, Escuela Diplomática, Spain
  • Ms. Adiotomre Ovese Julie-anne, Foreign Service Academy, Nigeria
  • Dr. Enrique Paredes Frías, Mathias Romero Institute, Mexico
  • Ms. Michelle Ribeiro e Silva, SOAS University of London
  • Ms. Daniela Robledo, Diplomatic Academy of Chile
  • Ms. Mara van der Meer, Clingendael Academy, Netherlands
  • Ms. Tarryn Warries, Diplomatic Training and International School, South Africa
  • Mr. Li Zhi, China Foreign Affairs University, China

Past PeaceGame Events

Past Participants

  • Mr. Ayman Abdel Nour
  • Mr. Yasser Abed Rabbo
  • Ambassador Mohamed Abushahab
  • Dr. Peter Ackerman
  • Mr. Gary Ackerman
  • Dr. Pinar Akpinar
  • Mr. Ahmed Al Attar
  • HE Maryam Al Falasi
  • Mr. Mishaal Al Gergawi
  • Mr. Mohamed Al Harbi
  • Dr. Ebtisam Al Ketbi
  • Ambassador Faris Al Mazrouei
  • HE Sulaiman Al Mazroui
  • HE Rouda Al Otaiba
  • Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba
  • Mr. Muath Al Wari
  • Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
  • HE Mahash Alhameli
  • Mr. Ahmed Alhay Alhameli
  • Dr. Bulent Aliriza
  • Ms. Kate Almquist Knopf
  • Dr. Al Badr Alshateri
  • Dr. Jessica Ashooh
  • Dr. Afzal Ashraf
  • Dr. Pauline Baker
  • Ms. Nada Bakos
  • Dr. John Ballard
  • Dr. Graeme Bannerman
  • Dr. Henri Barkey
  • Dr. Mohammed Barkindo
  • Mr. Julien Barnes-Dacey
  • Mr. Nathaniel Barr
  • Ms. Katherine Bauer
  • Mr. Noah Bonsey
  • Ms. Anna Borshchevskaya
  • Ms. Rachel Brandenburg
  • Dr. Esther Brimmer
  • BG Shlomo Brom
  • Dr. Katherine Brown
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary Dolores Brown
  • Dr. Daniel Brumberg
  • Ms. Bronwyn Bruton
  • Dr. Richard Burchill
  • Ms. Jennifer Cafarella
  • Ambassador John Campbell
  • Ambassador Johnnie Carson
  • Ms. Mary Casey-Baker
  • Ms. Jocelyne Cesari
  • Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin
  • Mr. Hogr Chato
  • Dr. Mohammed Cherkaoui
  • Dr. Christopher Chivvis
  • Dr. Howard Clark
  • Ambassador Maura Connelly
  • Mr. Anthony Cordesman
  • Dr. Martha Crenshaw
  • Mr. P.J. Crowley
  • Dr. Robert Danin
  • Mr. Charles Dittrich
  • Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
  • Dr. Thanos Dokos
  • Professor Pat Dolan
  • Mr. Charles Dunne
  • Mr. Tim Eestermans
  • Darine El Hage
  • Ms. Leanne Erdberg
  • Dr. Andrew Exum
  • Mr. Masood Farivar
  • DAS Steve Feldstein
  • Ambassador Tom Fletcher
  • Dr. Chris Fomunyoh
  • Ambassador Robert Ford
  • Mr. Nelson Ford
  • Mr. Andrea Frontini
  • Dr. Matteo Garavoglia
  • Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
  • Mr. Patrick Garvey
  • Ms. Kim Ghattas
  • Ms. Viola Gienger
  • Dr. Raymond Gilpin
  • Amb. Edward Gnehm
  • Ambassador Gordon Gray
  • Mr. John Hannah
  • Mr. Peter Harling
  • Mr. Ross Harrison
  • Mr. Bill Hartung
  • Dr. H.A. Hellyer
  • Mr. Simon Henderson
  • Mr. Nicholas Heras
  • Mr. Steven Heydemann
  • Mr. Emile Hokayem
  • Ms. Georgia Holmer
  • Ms. Karen House
  • Dr. Lise Howard
  • Ms. Nkechi "Payton" Iheme
  • Commissioner (ret) Jorgen Ilum
  • Ambassador James Jeffrey
  • Dr. Murhaf Jouejati
  • Ms. Amanda Kadlec
  • Dr. Markus Kaim
  • Mr. Matthew Kaminski
  • Dr. Ted Karasik
  • Amb. Ted Kattouf
  • Mr. Brian Katulis
  • Dr. Mark Katz
  • Mr. Dan Keohane
  • Mr. Emad Kiyaei
  • Mr. Steve Koltai
  • Talha Köse
  • Mr. Nicholas Krafft
  • HE Maqsoud Kruse
  • Amb. Daniel Kurtzer
  • Dr. Deirdre LaPin
  • Ambassador Bernardino León
  • Dr. Christina Lin
  • Dr. April Longley Alley
  • Mr. George Lopez
  • Ms. Kristin Lord
  • Dr. Paul Lubeck
  • Amb. Princeton Lyman
  • Mr. Colum Lynch
  • Ambassador David Mack
  • Mr. Firas Maksad
  • Mr. Robert Malley
  • Ms. Najla Mangoush
  • Mr. Cliff May
  • Mr. Sascha Meinrath
  • Dr. Karim Mezran
  • Ambassador George Moose
  • Mr. Jonathon Morgan
  • Dr. Sharon Morris
  • Mr. Rob Mosbacher
  • Mr. Mouaz Moustafa
  • Dr. Douglas Ollivant
  • Ms. Manal Omar
  • Mr. Khaled Yacoub Oweis
  • Ambassador Michael Owen
  • Dr. John Paden
  • Ms. Farah Pandith
  • Dr. Sara Pantuliano
  • Mr. Tom Parker
  • Dr. Amy Pate
  • Dr. Rebecca Patterson
  • Mr. Ben Pauker
  • Ms. Carina Perelli
  • Mr. Peter Pham
  • Mr. Michael Phelan
  • Dr. Thomas Pierret
  • Dr. Kenneth Pollack
  • Dr. David Pollock
  • Ms. Sarah Pray
  • Mr. Taufiq Rahim
  • Ms. Susan Reichle
  • Dr. Mitchell Reiss
  • Ms. Sarnata Reynolds
  • Dr. David Robert
  • Mr. David Rothkopf
  • Dr. Ibrahim Saif
  • Dr. Gary Samore
  • Mr. Tom Sanderson
  • Mr. Paul Saunders
  • Dr. Edit Schlaffer
  • Mr. Mark Schneider
  • Steve Schwartz
  • Dr. Andrew Scobell
  • Dr. Daniel Serwer
  • Dr. Gunter Seufert
  • Dr. Jeremy Shapiro
  • Congressman Chris Shays
  • Mr. Michael Singh
  • Ms. Barbara Slavin
  • Ms. Randa Slim
  • Ms. Julie Smith
  • Dr. David Smock
  • Mr. Phillip Smyth
  • Mr. Tom Staal
  • Dr. Paul Sullivan
  • Mr. Andrew Tabler
  • Ms. Lara Talverdian
  • Amb. Bill Taylor
  • Mr. Jon Temin
  • Dr. Tomicah Tillemann
  • Dr. Gonul Tol
  • Mr. Rabih Torbay
  • Mr. James Traub
  • Dr. Haroon Ullah
  • Ms. Toni Verstandig
  • Dr. Lorenzo Vidino
  • Mr. Michael Wahid Hanna
  • General (USAF, Ret.) Charles Wald
  • Ambassador Ned Walker
  • Dr. Joshua Walker
  • Ms. Theresa Whelan
  • Mr. Oliver Wilcox
  • Mr. Graeme Wood
  • Ms. Robin Wright
  • Mr. Ramy Yaacoub
  • Ms. Mona Yacoubian
  • Dr. Judith Yaphe
  • Mr. Casimir Yost
  • Mr. Abdulaziz Younis Aljarba

Contact us

To request an invitation, email events@foreignpolicy.com

FP gratefully acknowledges support from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, which made these initiatives possible.