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Protesters holding signs reading "Not Without our Daughters"
NSC Hypothetical Case

A massive Boko Haram attack in Lagos threatens the stability of Nigeria, a major oil producer and Africa’s most populous country.

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Soldier in Nigeria in front of a group of civilians
UNSC Hypothetical Case

A massive Boko Haram attack in Lagos threatens the stability of Nigeria, a major oil producer and Africa’s most populous country.

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Collapse in Venezuela SMALL PROMO IMAGE
NSC Hypothetical Case

Set in June 2018. Venezuela’s government defaults on foreign loans, and the ensuing financial panic precipitates a true economic and political collapse.

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Venezuelan protest.
UNSC Hypothetical Case

Set in June 2018. Venezuela’s government defaults on foreign loans, and the ensuing financial panic precipitates a true economic and political collapse.

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A magnifying glass over a segment of code with a map of China overlaid on top of it
NSC Hypothetical Case

Tensions escalate between the United States and China as the Nasdaq Stock Market faces a devastating cyberattack from an underground hacker collective possibly supported by the Chinese government.

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Computer code is seen on a screen above a Chinese flag in this July 12, 2017
UNSC Hypothetical Case

Tensions escalate between the United States and China as the Nasdaq Stock Market faces a devastating cyberattack from an underground hacker collective possibly supported by the Chinese government. 

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Japanese coast guard clash with a protester
NSC Hypothetical Case

Japan and China exchange fire over the East China Sea in airspace above the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, five uninhabited islets claimed by both governments.

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A Japanese aircraft circles a group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea
UNSC Hypothetical Case

Japan and China exchange fire over the East China Sea in airspace above the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, five uninhabited islets claimed by both governments.

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Front view of a predator drone
NSC Hypothetical Case

The United States has the opportunity to eliminate or capture high-level al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan.

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2 Euro Coin
NSC Hypothetical Case

One of France’s largest banks needs a bailout that its government likely cannot provide, a situation that is roiling global markets.

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smoke stacks emitting greenhouse gases
NSC Hypothetical Case

A major international climate summit approaches, and all eyes are on the United States.

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Young activists gather outside the United Nations during a protest against climate change
UNSC Hypothetical Case

As countries fall short of their commitments under the Paris Agreement, a major summit approaches where the UN Security Council will meet to discuss the effects of climate on security and determine its role in coordinating a global response to climate change. 

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South Sudanese citizen waving a flag.
NSC Hypothetical Case

The weakness of cease-fire agreements and the return of climate conditions favorable for warfare means the South Sudanese face the threat of mass violence, reprisals, and possibly even genocide.

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UN peacekeeper in South Sudan.
UNSC Hypothetical Case

The weakness of cease-fire agreements and the return of climate conditions favorable for warfare means the South Sudanese face the threat of mass violence, reprisals, and possibly even genocide.

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NSC-OUTBREAK-Profile photo
NSC Hypothetical Case

Set in 2019. The threat of a potentially large-scale pandemic caused by a mysterious new disease in Colombia has persuaded some governments to impose strict restrictions on trade and travel to South America.

Note: This case does not reflect the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking for Model Diplomacy resources addressing COVID-19, see our pop-up cases here.

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A mural of a girl wearing a mask is on a wall in Colombia with a Colombian guard in a mask next to it
UNSC Hypothetical Case

Set in 2019. The threat of a potentially large-scale pandemic caused by a mysterious new disease in Colombia necessitates a global coordinated response.  

Note: This case does not reflect the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking for Model Diplomacy resources addressing COVID-19, see our pop-up cases here.

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aerial shot of a detention center
NSC Hypothetical Case

A detained Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militant in Amman, Jordan, admits to having credible knowledge of a general plan for a series of terrorist attacks against targets in Europe and the Middle East but claims to have no specific details.

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Iranians working with nuclear material
NSC Hypothetical Case

Set in January 2017. Israel publicly accuses Iran of violating its agreement not to develop nuclear weapons, but Iran denies the allegations and refuses inspections of its facilities.

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President Barack Obama  with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
NSC Hypothetical Case

A new president has taken office and called for a review of existing U.S. policy toward the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Note: This case is only available as an Advanced Case. 

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Soldiers in Korean War.
NSC Historical Case

Set in September 1950. Five years after the conclusion of World War II, the Korean Peninsula is under threat of falling to a Soviet-supported, communist regime.

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UN forces in Korea.
UNSC Historical Case

Set in September 1950. Five years after the conclusion of World War II, conflict on the Korean Peninsula threatens to upend a fragile post-war order.

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NATO Enlargement SMALL PROMO IMAGE
NSC Historical Case

Set in December 1993. Following the collapse of the former Soviet Union, many former Soviet states in Central and Eastern Europe express interest in joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Nuclear launch
NSC Hypothetical Case

North Korea has reportedly acquired the technological capability to hit the west coast of North America with a nuclear weapon.

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North Korean parade.
UNSC Hypothetical Case

North Korea has reportedly acquired the technological capability to hit the west coast of North America with a nuclear weapon.

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Russia and NATO in the Baltics SMALL PROMO IMAGE
NSC Hypothetical Case

The demands of ethnic Russian factory workers for political rights in Latvia grow increasingly violent and a Russian special operations unit covertly enters Latvian territory.

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Unrest in Bahrain SMALL PROMO PHOTO
NSC Hypothetical Case

Political unrest in Bahrain, a major non-NATO U.S. ally, has escalated to violent protests resulting in several deaths.

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