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Dissuading Adversaries and Their RN Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the GNDA


Dissuading Adversaries and Their RN Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the GNDA

Abstract: 

The Dissuading Adversaries and their RN Pathways (DARNP) project expands upon several extant analytical and computational models and data collections of potential radiological or nuclear (RN) adversary behaviors that UWT-START researchers have previously developed, many for Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The project uses cutting-edge non-state actor deterrence theory and game-theoretical approaches to combine these previous models, which themselves integrate deep qualitative and contextual empirical data on violent non-state actors with theoretical insights drawn from terrorism studies, organizational psychology, political science, criminology, sociology, and engineering

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Full Citation: 

Sin, Steve, and Daniel Smith. 2018. "Dissuading Adversaries and Their RN Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the GNDA." START, College Park, Maryland. November. https://start.umd.edu/pubs/START_DissuadingAdversariesRNPathways_ResearchBrief_Nov2018.pdf

START Author(s): 
Daniel SmithSteve Sin
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