OPEN stands for OPEN Perspectives Exchange Network (OPEN), which is a small-scale discovery Experiment run by NATO Allied Command Transformation’s Operational Experimentation Branch. OPEN is a strategic thinking experiment that seeks alternative perspectives on matters of importance to NATO and others. OPEN aims to share quality products on important topics and understand things from our reader's points of view. While this is a new experiment, it is based on a model that was extremely successful - the Civil-Military Fusion Centre (CFC). The OPEN experiment works with freelance expert writers who may fit into the following criteria: non-conventional military expert, non-NATO employee, published and proven author, and an acknowledged subject matter expert in their field. OPEN products are unclassified and open source; all OPEN products are published on the internet and shared with our publics. Contact us at , or engage directly with the OPEN Managing Editor, Robin Barnett, at +1-757-747-3296, or
Disclaimer:OPEN publications are produced by Allied Command Transformation Operational Experimentation; however OPEN publications are not formal NATO documents and do not represent the official opinions or positions of NATO or individual nations. OPEN is an information and knowledge management network, focused on improving the understanding of complex issues, facilitating information sharing and enhancing situational awareness. OPEN products are based upon and link to open-source information from a wide variety of organisations, research centres and media sources. However, OPEN does not endorse and cannot guarantee the accuracy or objectivity of these sources. The intellectual property rights reside with NATO and absent specific permission OPEN publications cannot be sold or reproduced for commercial purposes. Neither NATO or any NATO command, organization, or agency, nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.