An integrated human-computer system for controlling interstate disputes

T. Marwala, M. Lagazio, T. Tettey

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In this paper we develop a scientific approach to control intercountry conflict. This system makes use of a neural network and a feedback control approach. It was found that by controlling the four controllable inputs: Democracy, Dependency, Allies and Capability simultaneously, all the predicted dispute outcomes could be avoided. Furthermore, it was observed that controlling a single input Dependency or Capability also avoids all the predicted conflicts. When the influence of each input variable on conflict is assessed, Dependency, Capability, and Democracy emerge as key variables that influence conflict.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-246
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Computers and Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Control
  • Decision-support systems
  • Interstate conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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