Language, Strategic & Intercultural Communication Resources

Linguistic interoperability is important to ensure that countries are able to participate effectively in multinational activities. Accordingly, English has become the defacto lingua franca for transnational police engagement: equally important domestically as globally. This especially holds true within the European Union and United Nations due to an ever-increasing number of international operations, cooperation, and partnership activities. Therefore the need for effective communication is particularly acute where language and cultural-based misunderstandings lead to mistakes.

  – Simon de Saint-Claire, PhD