Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Richard F. Deckro, PhD.
This thesis is an effort to mathematically model the nation building effort that is underway in Afghanistan. The thesis examines this nation building effort from the perspective of a local person who understands Afghan culture better than a foreigner. The thesis employs value-focused thinking to categorize the factors that we need to focus on for nation building in descending order of priority. This research adds a new dimension to the models already available in the literature and is likely to be more readily embraced by the local people who are sometimes in conflict with American priorities.
DTIC Accession Number
Riaz, Muhammad S., "Value Focused Thinking for Nation Building in Afghanistan: A Regional Perspective" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1231.