This learning event is designed to orient you to the Road to Conflict and assist in your preparation as a role player in the Higher Adjacent Lower Supporting Supported (HALSS) cell, Observer Controller Trainer (OCT) or Training Audience (TA) for WAREX 86-16-03.
There are seven module sections within this course of instruction:
Press the "Start" button on a section tile to begin a section. Sections do not have to be completed in any particular order. At the end of each section there is a short five question quiz that tests you mastery of the material. A score of 80% for each section quiz must be achieved in order to successfully complete the course. Once a section has been completed press the "Home" button to go back to the tile menu and select another section.
The Caucasus region has a long history of warfare; ethnic and religious factionalism; and general political, military, and civilian unrest. In addition to these internal regional divisions, outside actors like the US, the European Union (EU), China, and Middle East nations have increasing strategic interests in the region. The Caucasus thus represents a flashpoint where highly localized conflict can spill over into widespread unrest or general war.
Located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus includes Atropia, Minaria, and Gorgas, as well as parts of Ariana, Donovia, and Kemalia. The Caucasus region contains two major parts—the North Caucasus and the South Caucasus. The North Caucasus region is contained entirely within Donovia, while the South Caucasus contains Gorgas, Minaria, Atropia, and parts of Ariana and Kemalia. The Caspian Sea holds large oil and natural gas reserves, potentially as large as those in Saudi Arabia, which contribute to the region’s geostrategic importance.