SMA CENTCOM Panel Discussion- Black Swan Scenarios

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Speakers: Ackerman, G. (University at Albany); Clifford, D. (University at Albany); Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University); Jiang, M. (Creighton University); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.) Date: 27 March 2020 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. Gary Ackerman (University at Albany), Mr. Doug Clifford (University at Albany), Dr. David Dorondo […]

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How Seasonal Migration May Reduce Security Threats from Climate-Induced Migration

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Author | Editor: Schon, J. (University of Florida); Yager, M. (NSI, Inc.) Invited Perspective Preview There are estimates that by 2050, roughly 150 million people will be internally displaced. This displacement is also expected to turn into international migration and refugee flows, as displaced populations search for areas where they have a chance to survive and prosper. In this piece, I will show that […]

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Summary of NSI’s “Assessment to Collapse in the DPRK: A NSI Pathways™ Report—Featured in Red Diamond Volume 10, Issue 1

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Authors | Editors: Polansky (Pagano), S. (NSI, Inc.); Laster, N. (US Army TRADOC G2) This article was featured in Volume 10, Issue 1 of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command’s (TRADOC G2) journal, entitled Red Diamond. Journal Article Preview Following the collapse of the North Korean economy and disastrous famine of the mid- 1990s, […]

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A Stable Nuclear Future? The Impact of Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence

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Speaker: Horowitz, M. (University of Pennsylvania) Date: 18 March 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Michael Horowitz (University of Pennsylvania) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Dr. Horowitz began by explaining how nuclear technologies are shaping global politics. He used the global telegraph program, the Cuban missile crisis, the Campaign […]

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The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Speakers: Bar-Yam, Y. (New England Complex Systems Institute [NECSI]) Date: 19 March 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems Institute [NECSI]) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Bar-Yam first stated that decisions matter. Rapid response planning and determining how to execute a plan quickly is best understood from a military […]

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Assessment of Strategic Implications of Population Dynamics in the Central Region—Integration Report: Black Swan Scenarios

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Authors | Editors: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Report Preview At the request of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), SMA initiated a study to understand the strategic implications of destabilizing population dynamics within the Central Region. The effort examined drivers of instability in the region emerging from radicalization, great power competition, state-level […]

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Assessment of Strategic Implications of Population Dynamics in the Central Region—Integration Report: State-Level Instability in the Gulf and Levant

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Authors | Editors: Jafri, A. (NSI, Inc.); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Report Preview At the request of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), SMA initiated a study to understand the strategic implications of destabilizing population dynamics within the Central Region. The effort examined drivers of instability in the region emerging from radicalization, great power competition, state-level […]

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Assessment of Strategic Implications of Population Dynamics in the Central Region—Integration Report: Radicalization

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Authors | Editors: Polansky, S. (NSI, Inc.); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Report Preview At the request of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), SMA initiated a study to understand the strategic implications of destabilizing population dynamics within the Central Region. The effort examined drivers of instability in the region emerging from radicalization, great power competition, state-level instability, […]

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Assessment of Strategic Implications of Population Dynamics in the Central Region—Integration Report: Great Power Competition

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Authors | Editors: Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Report Preview At the request of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), SMA initiated a study to understand the strategic implications of destabilizing population dynamics within the Central Region. The effort examined drivers of instability in the region emerging from radicalization, great power competition, state-level instability, […]

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