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After ISIL One Day Conference

The purpose of this one-day conference is to help the Special Operation Forces (SOF) community’s strategic planning and forward posturing by accessing academic expertise to answer this question: what are the greatest challenges and opportunities to peace and stability after the military defeat of ISIS?

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Resources and Resiliency

The United States Department of Defense has awarded the Laboratory for Unconventional Conflict Analysis and Simulation (LUCAS) a $1.6 million Minerva Initiative grant to conduct fundamental research on the resiliency of strategic actors.

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Course of Action Simulator

The Course of Action Simulator (CAS) was developed as an analytical and educational model of how two states adopt courses of action in response to threats, resource constraints, and complex priorities.

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Computational Security Studies

The domain of international security is best understood in terms of its growing complexity. The research of international security is best constructed with tools that address this complexity

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Cultural Discourses Analytics

As the U.S. Army Operating Concepts states, “Army forces [must] process cross-cultural capabilities that permit them to operate effectively among populations” [1][2].

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Social Network Analysis

Iranian strategic decision- making remains largely misunderstood by the West. The system in place does make the Supreme Leader the ultimate decision-maker, and it does give the president constitutional authority.

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What is Complexity

Complexity is the underlying science to all we do. Dr. Rivera recently gave a talk on Complexity for the Department of Defense’s Office of Basic Research’s inaugural Science Technology and Innovation Exchange. That talk is available here.

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