Examining decision-making in the Korean Peninsula

Examining decision-making in the Korean Peninsula
Operations Research and Systems Analysis


Strategic Outcomes in the Korean Peninsula: Psychology and Neuroscience

With the current complex regional environment surrounding the Korean Peninsula, it is important for homeland security to understand what motivates the primary leadership in the region and what possible strategic confrontations may become a challenge in the future.  


CAOE researchers study the historical and contemporary decision-making that is occurring in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or (DPRK) and determine key patterns of behavior and develop behavioral insights that will help homeland security leadership make decisions on future policy and operational procedures.


Using insights from cognitive science to study decision-making in the DPRK and other key regions, this project identifies the cognitive features most relevant to anticipate and influence decisions in the area. This information will be used by homeland security to better understand decision-making and motivations in the region and develop more effective policies and plans based on this knowledge.

Research Leadership Team

Principal Investigator: Nicholas Wright, Intelligent Biology