Negotiation Task Force

Scholar-Entrepreneur Initiative

The NTF promotes innovative solutions to contemporary Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security challenges by creating spaces for cross-cultural negotiation research, training, and strategic analysis. We pioneer new models for high-impact knowledge dissemination, train practitioners in advanced negotiation skills, and build long-term conflict management capacity.

The Negotiation Task Force (NTF) hosts the Red Horizon crisis exercise for senior leaders, trains the next generation of security experts at the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA), creates immersive negotiation simulations, and disseminates knowledge through negotiation boot camps.

  • Are you a student interested in international affairs or negotiation? Become an NTF Research Assistant or Case Writer!
  • Are you a scholar who focuses on security issues in Eurasia? Join our international network of experts!
  • Are you a professional interested in sharpening your negotiating skills? Apply for the Red Horizon Executive Education program!

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NTF Activities

Related Insights

“Twilight diplomats” tend to make or break international negotiations, despite rarely garnering the acclaim of their more public-facing counterparts, write members of the Negotiation Task Force.

Strategic communications expert delves into the difficulty of addressing nuclear risk reduction among the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

Open doors, however difficult to accept, have facilitated progress that was previously inconceivable, writes NTF Fellow Danny Stoian.

Related Events

Past Event

The Arms Control Negotiation Academy is pleased to hold ACONA Conference Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Iceland, on May 14, 2022.

Past Event

Sharpen your negotiation skills, address geopolitical crises, and emerge as a leader who can turn chaos to their advantage.

Past Event

Join the Negotiation Task Force on Friday, October 15, for "Lessons from international security force assistance in Afghanistan: A negotiation exercise."