The RAND Strategy Assessment System's Green Agent Model of Third-Country Behavior in Superpower Crises and Conflict
Sep 1, 1986
This Note is a primer on the use of Green Agent, the RAND Strategy Assessment Center's model of nonsuperpower political-military behavior in crisis and conflict. Green is a rule-based decision model written in the RAND-ABEL programming language; it is capable of simulating the behavior of more than one hundred national actors. It takes as inputs a variety of assumptions regarding the characteristics of each country to be modeled, and produces as outputs a set of decisions which, among other things, controls the actions of each country's military forces and governs access to its territory. The Note describes Green briefly, then details the parameters and variables whose settings and values constitute its inputs and outputs. It also discusses how to think about and use Green within the context of the RAND Strategy Assessment System (RSAS), and describes how to use various RSAS tools to access information about Green's activities. This Note is not intended as a reference manual for the model; N-2363-1 is available.