OPEN stands for OPEN Perspectives Exchange Network, 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 not classified and openly sourced; OPEN products are published on the internet at www.openpublications.org.