One week into Wikistrat’s International Grand Strategy Competition, 38 teams representing 13 different countries have submitted their initial entries, building the foundation for a new body of knowledge- a testament to the analytical prowess and keen insight of the competitors.
The teams have used Wikistrat’s innovative and interactive model to formulate strategies on five high relevant geopolitical issues: global energy security; global economic rebalancing;
Wikistrat’s uniquely innovative and interactive wiki-based model has made it possible for participants around the globe to easily engage with team members, competitors and Wikistrat’s top analysts. In a testament to the technological advantage offered by Wikistrat’s model, many competitors, including students from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, are relying on iPads as they research, formulate and compose their entries, finding Wikistrat’s model to be iPad friendly.
Chief Judge Dr. Thomas PM Barnett, who graded this week’s entries, had several observations about the Competition thus far. First and foremost, Wikistrat’s methodology of “Collaborative Competition”
Wikistrat eagerly anticipates many more keen observations and analyses in what promises to be an exciting Competition showcasing how the firm’s model can facilitate the development of multifaceted analyses and novel solutions to the challenges faced by governments and businesses as they navigate a
deeply interconnected international environment.
Dr. Barnett’s full summary of the first week of the International Grand Strategy Competition is available at http://thomaspmbarnett.com/
Complete details of the Competition can be accessed at www.wikistrat.com/
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Wikistrat stands at the interface between business and geopolitics, allowing clients to interact with the system to create scenarios, pathways and shocks-to-the-