Getting Messages Through: The Cognition of Influence with North Korea and East Asia (Speaker Session)

November 2018 No Comments

“Getting Messages Through: The Cognition of Influence with North Korea and East Asia” Speaker: Wright, N. (Georgetown University / Intelligent Biology) Date: 2 November 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Nicholas Wright (Intelligent Biology / Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. Dr. Wright began […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape the Global Order

November 2018 No Comments

“How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape the Global Order” Speaker: Wright, N. (Georgetown University / Intelligent Biology) Date: 1 November 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Nicholas Wright (Intelligent Biology / Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Wright first stated that artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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The Salafi Jihadi Threat to the US from Afghanistan

October 2018 No Comments

“The Salafi Jihadi Threat to the US from Afghanistan” Speaker: Kaltenthaler, K. (University of Akron) Date: 31 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler (University of Akron) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Dr. Kaltenthaler first outlined his key observations from studying various […]

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SMA Space Panel Discussion: Outer Space; Earthly Escalation? Chinese Perspectives on Space Operations and Escalation

October 2018 No Comments

“SMA Space Panel Discussion: Outer Space; Earthly Escalation? Chinese Perspectives on Space Operations and Escalation” Speakers: Cheng, D. (Heritage Foundation); Garretson, P. (US Air Force); Goswami, N. (Independent Analyst); MacDonald, B. (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies); Weeden, B. (Secure World Foundation); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology / Georgetown University) Date: 30 October 2018 […]

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Necessary Conditions For Achieving FFVD Without Militarized Conflict

October 2018 No Comments

[Q3] Under what regional and domestic political, economic, and social conditions would it be possible to achieve final, fully verified denuclearization (FFVD) of the DPRK without resorting to militarized conflict (i.e., what conditions would have had to occur to make that possible)? Authors | Editors: Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.); Yager, M. (NSI, Inc.) Summary Response […]

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Conditions Conducive to Enforcing a Non-Proliferation Regime in the Asia Pacific Region

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[Q4] Under what regional and domestic political, economic, and social conditions would it be possible to reinforce a non-proliferation regime in the region including extra-regional sales? What conditions would have had to occur to make that possible? Author | Editor: Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Summary Response This report summarizes the input of eighteen insightful responses […]

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Achieving a Stable Regional Order in the Asia Pacific: What Does the US Need and What Should It Not Negotiate Away

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[Q6] What are the minimum regional and domestic political, economic, and social conditions that are essential for achieving a stable regional order in alignment with US and ally interests? Are there any factors that are sufficient to generate such stability in the region? That is, what should not be negotiated away? Authors | Editors: Bragg, […]

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Operationalizing Computational Tools for Analysis and Decision Support: Necessity, Capability, Possibility

October 2018 No Comments

“Operationalizing Computational Tools for Analysis and Decision Support: Necessity, Capability, Possibility” Speaker: Pike, T. (USARMY Strategic Studies Institute) Date: 25 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by LTC Tom Pike (US Army Strategic Studies Institute) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. After summarizing his main conclusions, LTC […]

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Behavioural Analytics

October 2018 No Comments

“Behavioural Analytics” Speaker: Woodward, K. (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory [DSTL]) Date: 23 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Katie Woodward (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory [DSTL]) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Woodward first explained DSTL’s role within the UK Ministry of Defence. […]

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Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

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“Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War” Speaker: Scharre, P. Date: 24 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Paul Scharre (Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. Mr. Scharre explored a variety of tough questions focused on how we […]

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