Grand Strategy

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“Grand Strategy” Speaker: Layton, P. (New America) Date: 13 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted an exclusive Q&A session featuring Dr. Peter Layton (Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University) as a part of its Future of Global Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Layton highlighted the two primary premises upon which his book, entitled […]

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Is Fait Accompli the Primary Challenge for Deterrence in the 21st Century?

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“Is Fait Accompli the Primary Challenge for Deterrence in the 21st Century?” Speaker: Altman, D. (Georgia State University) Date: 12 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Daniel Altman (Georgia State University) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. During this presentation, Dr. Altman argued […]

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What Deters and Why: Exploring Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression

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“What Deters and Why: Exploring Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression” Speaker: Mazarr, M. (RAND) Date: 11 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Michael Mazarr (RAND) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Mazarr spoke about a recent RAND study, entitled “What Deters and Why: Assessing […]

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Assessment of Pathways to Regime Collapse in the DPRK

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Assessment of Pathways to Regime Collapse in the DPRK Authors | Editors: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Pagano, S. (NSI, Inc.) Introduction and Purpose of Study The collapse of the North Korean economy and disastrous famine of the mid-1990s forced the regime to adapt its centrally-planned economy—most notably by allowing limited and small-scale private entrepreneurship among […]

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Modeling Persuasion through Human/Machine Coding

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“Modeling Persuasion through Human/Machine Coding” Speakers: Ng, V. (University of Texas at Dallas); Rankin, M. (University of Texas at Dallas) Date: 7 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Monica Rankin (University of Texas at Dallas) and Dr. Vincent Ng (University of Texas at Dallas) as a part of […]

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Chinese Strategic Interests and Operations in Central Asia

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“Chinese Strategic Interests and Operations in Central Asia” Speaker: Pantucci, R. (Royal United Services Institute) Date: 4 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Raffaello Pantucci (Royal United Services Institute [RUSI]) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin his presentation, Mr. […]

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LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

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“LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media” Speaker: Singer, P. (New America) Date: 3 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted an exclusive Q&A session featuring Dr. Peter Singer (New America) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. During this Q&A session, the following questions were addressed: 1. Could you explain the meaning of […]

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Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons

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“Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons” Speaker: Futter, A. (University of Leicester) Date: 29 November 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Andrew Futter (University of Leicester) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Futter highlighted his research on cyber […]

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A General Purpose Risk Assessment System Supporting Black Swan Theory

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“A General Purpose Risk Assessment System Supporting Black Swan Theory” Speaker: Ehlschlaeger, C. (US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Lab (CEERD-CERL)) Date: 28 November 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Chuck Ehlschlaeger (US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, […]

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Contested Space Operations, Space Defense, Deterrence, and Warfighting: Summary Findings and Integration Report

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Contested Space Operations, Space Defense, Deterrence, and Warfighting: Summary Findings and Integration Report Authors | Editors: Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc.); Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.); Elder, R. (George Mason University) Summary of Findings Dr. Allison Astorino-Courtois, NSI and Dr. Robert Elder, GMU The following are key findings from eleven quantitative, qualitative, and simulation studies conducted for […]

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