Army Science and Technology Emerging Trends Report

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“Army Science and Technology Emerging Trends Report” Speaker: Souhan, B. (Director for Technology Wargaming for the Deputy Assistant of the Army (Research and Technology)) Date: 11 July 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Brian Souhan (Director for Technology Wargaming for the Deputy Assistant of the Army (Research and Technology)), as a part of […]

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An Iran Primer

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“An Iran Primer“ Speaker: Liebl, V. (Center for Advanced Culture Learning (CAOCL)) Date: 12 July 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Vern Liebl (Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Mr. Liebl began by stating that Iran does not present a large military threat to the US. Moreover, Iran’s military capabilities are fairly […]

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Interrogating Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Iran, the US and the GCC

July 2019 No Comments

“Interrogating Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Iran, the US and the GCC“ Speaker: Mabon, S. (University of Leicester) Date: 9 July 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Simon Mabon (Lancaster University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During this presentation, Dr. Mabon discussed the complexity of the broader competition in the Persian Gulf, posed a […]

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Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West In a Complex Systems Perspective

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“Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West In a Complex Systems Perspective“ Speaker: Root, H. (George Mason University) Date: 10 July 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Hilton Root (George Mason University) as a part of its SMA Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Root first stated that there is an increased […]

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Deterrence, Coercion, and Escalation Management vis-a-vis Iran: Lessons From Past Confrontations

June 2019 No Comments

“Deterrence, Coercion, and Escalation Management vis-a-vis Iran: Lessons From Past Confrontations“ Speaker: Eisenstadt, M. (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Date: 28 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Michael Eisenstadt (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During his presentation, Mr. Eisenstadt discussed Iran’s strategic culture and […]

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Characteristics of Successful Military Interventions

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“Characteristics of Successful Military Interventions” Speakers: Frederick, B. (RAND); Kavanagh, J. (RAND) Date: 27 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh (RAND) and Dr. Bryan Frederick (RAND) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During their presentation, Dr. Frederick and Dr. Kavanagh presented their research, which synthesizes the results of multiple RAND […]

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Defending Global Interests

June 2019 No Comments

“Defending Global Interests“ Speaker: Webb, A. (Future Today Institute) Date: 26 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Amy Webb (Future Today Institute) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Ms. Webb first stated that the US’s free market economy rewards short-term solutions with long-term risk, which can sometimes be problematic.  She then spoke about […]

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What Does Cognitive Bias Mean for Deterrence and the Ethics of Modern Deterrence

June 2019 No Comments

“What Does Cognitive Bias Mean for Deterrence and the Ethics of Modern Deterrence“ Speaker: King, I. (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) Date: 25 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Iain King (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Mr. King began by stating that there is currently […]

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Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Iran Panel Discussion

June 2019 No Comments

“Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Iran Panel Discussion“ Speakers: Arquilla, J. (NPS); Ostovar, A. (NPS) Date: 21 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. John Arquilla (Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)) and Dr. Afshon Ostovar (NPS). During his portion of the discussion, Dr. Ostovar addressed the following questions: 1) Understanding that Iran […]

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