This video demonstrates a successful cross cultural negotiation you may encounter during your military career. Once you view this video, see how the unsuccessful negotiation went wrong and what you could do to ensure mission success while negotiating across cultures.
If you have plans to head to another country, and you're interested in learning a little more about the perspectives and culture of the people there, see if you can find a podcast about it. We highlight a few language- and culture-specific podcasts here.
As the world becomes more interconnected, businesses will require a more global workforce—employees who are able to work across and within other countries and cultures. That requires not only language skills, but the ability to adapt and find common ground.
In this video, a retired Army major discusses the importance of learning the local language and explains a few key Arabic phrases.
In this video, a retired Army lieutenant colonel discusses appropriate dress for foreigners in the Arabian Peninsula.
In this video, a retired military officer discusses the impact Ramadan has on scheduling.
In this video, an Arabian Peninsula expert discusses greetings and gestures common to the Arabian Peninsula.
In this video, a retired Army lieutenant colonel discusses the religious demographics of Bahrain.
In this video, a retired Army lieutenant colonel discusses regions of Bahrain outside of urban city centers.
The “Women, Peace and Security” forum on September 19 consisting of women military officers, defense analysts and conflict-resolution specialists from the United States and seven African nations, and examined women’s roles as soldiers and civilian activists in building lasting regional stability.