Areas of Influence; Comparing Two Methodologies
Track: Defense & Intelligence
Authors: Brooks Breece, Greg Glewwe
Understanding which groups influence territory provides context to other intelligence issues such as authority over mineral resources, ability of a group to defend against insurgent forces, and access to military infrastructure. The methodologies differ due to the nature of the conflicts, data limitations, and population distributions. The presentation discusses these differences, the type of conflicts each methodology best addresses, limitations of our methods, and areas for future resource.