IPA’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a team of former officers from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the FBI, and the private sector. They are a team of experts in foreign affairs, global security, interagency and intergovernmental cooperation. Emphasizing a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, the GSG provides solutions by designing, planning and executing scenario-supported wargames and experiments addressing complex emerging security challenges.

The GSG has produced and delivered numerous reports and handbooks on best practices for civil-military, interagency, and host-country cooperation. The topics range from conflict prevention and mitigation to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. The team has also provided extensive support to NATO in moving toward the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept.

While the eyes of the world are trained on Ukraine, a lot is also happening elsewhere. Oil producers and international pariahs Venezuela and Iran have signed a 20-year plan in Tehran to cooperate regarding oil, defense, petrochemicals, and the economy, and with the intention of resisting pressure from Washington. Both countries are under heavy U.S. sanctions. Iran has also been enriching uranium and was recently censured by the International Atomic Energy Agency as a result.

"Venezuela and Iran Agree to Expand Ties on Oil Amid U.S. Sanctions" - PBS

"Amid rising tensions with the West, Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites across the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday. He warned this could deal a “fatal blow” to the tattered nuclear deal as Tehran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels."


"Under U.S. Sanctions, Iran and Venezuela Sign 20-Year Cooperation Plan" - Reuters


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