Edward Y. Uechi



Progressive Security Theory and Framework


Progressive Security is a national security theory with an evidence-based quantitative framework. Government agencies would use the Progressive Security framework to understand how a number of security issues from traditional warfare to extreme poverty could emerge and develop. By using the described methodology, analysts can plot the activities of state and non-state actors across multiple dimensions and identify potential dangers. The modeling of security backed by a formal theory will lead to an understanding of how a country could regress into a "failed state" situation. The security model can also show how a country could become economically prosperous without becoming a threat to other states. The simplified charts as outputs of the analytical work would enable high-level government officials to see quickly what should be the focus for developing public policy. Agency leaders would be able to agree on effective and appropriate security policies.

Evidence for Practice

  • The Progressive Security quantitative framework creates an easy-to-read national security profile for each state under review.
  • For any given state, the historical trend of a country's development of security can be examined.
  • Combining multiple state profiles, an analyst could examine global or regional security at a specific point in time or across a defined time period.


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