Key Research on Countering ISIS Published

  • May 30, 2018

    Key Research on Countering ISIS Published

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    Carson City, Nevada: Dialectic today announced that its President & Founder has published two peer-reviewed articles relating to the violence and instability of non-state actors. This milestone is a significant move for Dialectic on its mission to increase the use of simulation science and systems thinking in defense, government, and business.

    “Ever since 2014, the three most common questions I receive on ISIS are What are they? Why did they grow so fast? How can they be countered?” said Mr. Clancy, Founder & President of Dialectic Simulations and a research scientist in violence and instability. “We’ve been working on the answers to those questions for years. The publication of these peer-reviewed articles reflects our work in these areas.”

    The research mirrors initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including:

    • Interpreting & Navigating Complexity – developing a simulation sufficiently robust to replicate large complex environments and operations realistically.
    • Diagnosing Opportunities – combining quantitative simulation methods and qualitative systems thinking techniques to identify novel opportunities.
    • Strategy Development – testing both well-known and novel strategies through simulation in isolation, combination, and at different timing windows and strengths.
    • Operational Effectiveness & Efficiency – identifying what works, what doesn’t, unintended consequences, and critical considerations in implementation.

    To learn more about this research, click below for each article published in Systems:

    Theory of an Emerging State Actor: The Islamic State of Syria & Iraq

    Application of Emerging-State Actor Theory: Analysis of Intervention and Containment Policies


    About Dialectic Simulations Consulting, LLC: Dialectic is a provider of consulting services specializing in systems thinking, system dynamics simulations, and performance improvement methods, including Lean Six Sigma and Agile. Its founder, Timothy Clancy, is the former Chief Methodologist of Lean Six Sigma and Agile for IBM and an industry-recognized expert in performance improvement methods for large complex organizations. He is also a published system scientist focusing on the use of simulations to understand the violence and instability of non-state actors.



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