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A Computational Model of Resources and Resiliency

Tony Rivera, Duke University


Project Title: A Computational Model of Resources & Resiliency: Deploying the Elements of National Power for Strategic Influence
Principal Investigators: Tony Rivera, Duke University

We posit that resources are fundamental not only to power projection but also to group resistance and adaptation in dynamically changing contexts. Primarily we will develop an agent-based model of the strategic use of the elements of national power, modeled as resources, relying on work done in environmental science. We propose to research and model key relational attributes—fungibility, resilience to shocks, replenishment rates, access time, and time to market—between recognized elements of national power—diplomatic, informational, military, and economic, but also technological, energy, natural, and human.