Conditions for Chinese Cooperation in Nuclear Disarmament

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Haynes, S. (Lipscomb University) Date: 17 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Susan Haynes (Lipscomb University) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Haynes explained why it is important to consider China when discussing nuclear disarmament. She stated that […]

Continue Reading

AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives

No Comments

AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives Contributors: Ahmed, S. (UC Berkeley); Bajema, N. (NDU); Bendett, S. (CNA); Chang, B. (MIT); Creemers, R. (Leiden University); Demchak, C. (Naval War College); Denton, S. (George Mason University); Ding, J. (Oxford); Hoffman, S. (MERICS); Joseph, R. (Pytho LLC); Kania, E. (Harvard); Kerr, J. […]

Continue Reading

Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War: NSI Podcast 06

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Scharre, P. (Center for a New American Security) Podcast Preview In NSI’s sixth podcast, SMA contributor Mr. Paul Scharre (Center for a New American Security) describes the current state of autonomous weapons technology, as well as the dilemmas and advantages surrounding US implementation of such systems. During the exclusive Q&A portion of the podcast, Mr. Scharre further explores contemporary issues and […]

Continue Reading

Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower

No Comments

Speaker: Beckley, M. (Tufts University) Date: 11 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Michael Beckley (Tufts University) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Beckley began his presentation by stating that the US’s economic lead over China is actually larger than most estimates display. He […]

Continue Reading

A Win-Win Strategy to Transform North Korea

No Comments

Speaker: Jiang, M. (Creighton University) Date: 9 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Maorong Jiang (Creighton University) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Dr. Jiang elaborated on his contributions to the NSI Virtual Think Tank (ViTTa®) report entitled “Is There a Win-Win Scenario for the Key Actors Concerned […]

Continue Reading

The US-Saudi Arms Deal(s) After Khashoggi

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Des Roches, D. (National Defense University) Date: 10 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Professor David Des Roches (National Defense University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Prof. Des Roches began his presentation by discussing the details of the $110B arms deal that US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman […]

Continue Reading

Russian Organized Crime: Evolution & Impact, at Home and Abroad

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Galeotti, M. (Mayak Intelligence) Date: 8 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Mark Galeotti (Mayak Intelligence) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Galeotti discussed how Russian crime has evolved over time. He first defined “Russian organized crime” and highlighted the […]

Continue Reading

List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

January 2019 No Comments
Continue Reading

Media Narrative Analysis: Iranian, Russian, and Chinese News Coverage of the Future of Afghanistan

December 2018 No Comments

Media Narrative Analysis: Iranian, Russian, and Chinese News Coverage of the Future of Afghanistan Contributors: Cooley, S.C. (Oklahoma State University) & Hinck, R. S. (Monmouth College) Executive Summary This project analyzed Chinese, Russian, and Iranian media narratives concerning interests in, and future prospects of, Afghanistan stability through three phases: Phase I (May-June, 2018; 79 articles), […]

Continue Reading

Reconciliation and Reintegration in Afghanistan

No Comments

Reconciliation and Reintegration in Afghanistan Contributors: Kuznar, L., Stevenson, J., Pagano, S., Jafri, A. & Kuznar, E. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary This report provides an analysis of the compatibility of reconciliation and reintegration processes, an assessment of the potential for achieving successful reconciliation and reintegration in Afghanistan, and an examination of which US government capabilities […]

Continue Reading