A Win-Win Strategy to Transform North Korea

January 2019 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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), […]

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Reconciliation and Reintegration in Afghanistan

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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 […]

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An Analysis of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Discourse From 2008 – 2018

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An Analysis of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Discourse From 2008 – 2018 Contributors: Aviles, W. & Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary This study was conducted to address the question: How can the US increase the resolve and capability of Pakistan to support political reconciliation in Afghanistan and the region? Two methods of textual analysis […]

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Post-Negotiated Settlement Afghan Stability Dynamics

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Post-Negotiated Settlement Afghan Stability Dynamics Contributors: TRADOC G27 Models and Simulations Branch Executive Summary This paper provides the TRADOC G27 Models and Simulations Branch initial assessment for Phases I and II of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) CENTCOM Afghanistan project. Phase I specifically assessed the impact of three different hypothetical Afghan government constructs: Centralized, Enhanced […]

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The Options for Getting to Political Reconciliation in Afghanistan

December 2018 No Comments

The Options for Getting to Political Reconciliation in Afghanistan Contributors: Jafri, A., Stevenson, J., Kuznar, E. & Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary In August of 2018, United States Central Command asked the Strategic Multilayer Assessment Reachback team, How can the United States best increase the resolve and capability of regional actors to get to […]

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Winning Before the Fight: An Armed Suasion Approach to Countering Near Peer Competition

December 2018 No Comments

“Winning Before the Fight: An Armed Suasion Approach to Countering Near Peer Competition” Speaker: Byorick, C. (Joint Staff J25, Intelligence Operations, Plans & Policy) Date: 19 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Caroline Byorick (Joint Staff J25, Intelligence Operations, Plans & Policy) as a part of its Future […]

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Contagious Counterinsurgency: How Civilian Social Networks Shape Military Control

December 2018 No Comments

“Contagious Counterinsurgency: How Civilian Social Networks Shape Military Control” Speaker: Haim, D. (Dartmouth College) Date: 18 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Dotan Haim (Dartmouth College) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Haim argued that the strength of civilian social networks, […]

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