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date: 25 January 2020

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This article discusses policy modeling. A brief summary of some of the main strategic nuclear beliefs and arguments that were held in USA during the Cold War is provided in the first section. The article reviews the origins of systems analysis and summarizes the core beliefs that underpin the practice. It explores the abstract and formal world of systems analysis by reviewing some of the basic techniques and then discusses the ‘scientific seduction’ of operations research and systems analysis. The article concludes with the question of the consequences of systems analysis: how nuclear abstractions made the world.

Keywords: policy modeling, strategic nuclear beliefs, systems analysis, basic techniques, scientific seduction, operations research, nuclear abstractions, consequences

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