Can Pakistan be Converted from a Net Spoiler to a Net Enabler of Afghan Stability?

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Can Pakistan be Converted from a Net Spoiler to a Net Enabler of Afghan Stability? Speakers: Miller, L. (RAND); Robinson, L. (RAND) Date: 13 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Linda Robinson (RAND) and Ms. Laurel Miller (RAND) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. […]

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Complexity in the Convergent Forces of Change

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Complexity in the Convergent Forces of Change Speaker: Hughes, P. (Retired) Date: 11 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Lt Gen (Ret) Patrick Hughes as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. Lt Gen Hughes began his presentation by stating that the United States, its allies, and its […]

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A Peace Deal For Afghanistan: Views of the Key Parties

July 2018 No Comments

A Peace Deal For Afghanistan: Views of the Key Parties Speaker: Walsh, J. (United States Institute for Peace [USIP]) Date: 12 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Johnny Walsh (United States Institute of Peace [USIP]) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Mr. Walsh discussed […]

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Local and Regional Dynamics of Bringing Stability to Afghanistan

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Local and Regional Dynamics of Bringing Stability to Afghanistan Speaker: Ahmadzai, S. (University of Nebraska at Omaha) Date: 10 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Sher Jan Ahmadzai (University of Nebraska at Omaha) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. During this discussion, Mr. Ahmadzai […]

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The Purdue Peace Project (PPP): A Locally Driven Approach to Political Violence Prevention

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The Purdue Peace Project (PPP): A Locally Driven Approach to Political Violence Prevention Speaker: Connaughton, S. (Purdue University) Date: 10 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Stacey Connaughton (Purdue University) as a part of its SMA Speaker Series. Dr. Connaughton stated that the Purdue Peace Project (PPP) provides […]

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Comparisons of News Presentations of Afghanistan in Russian and Chinese Media

July 2018 No Comments

Comparisons of News Presentations of Afghanistan in Russian and Chinese Media Speakers: Cooley, S. and Hinck, R. Date: 5 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Skye Cooley (Oklahoma State University) and Dr. Robert Hinck (Monmouth College) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. As part […]

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Adapt or Die: Taking Evolution Seriously for National Security

June 2018 No Comments

Adapt or Die: Taking Evolution Seriously for National Security Speaker: Wilson, D. Date: 28 June 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. David Wilson (SUNY Binghamton) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During this presentation, Dr. Wilson explained how evolutionary theory became gene-centric and why human social […]

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Afghanistan – No Ungoverned Spaces Here

June 2018 No Comments

Afghanistan – No Ungoverned Spaces Here Speaker: Liebl, V. Date: 27 June 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Vern Liebl (Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Mr. Liebl explained that, in Afghanistan, three resources dictate power in Afghanistan: […]

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Korea Strategic Outcomes: Implications for German-speaking and East-Central Europe (GS-ECE)

June 2018 No Comments

Korea Strategic Outcomes: Implications for German-speaking and East-Central Europe (GS-ECE) Speaker: Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University) Date: 26 June 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. David Dorondo (Western Carolina University) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. Dr. Dorondo provided a brief background of the countries included […]

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MINDSPACE: Cognition in Space Operations

June 2018 No Comments

MINDSPACE: Cognition in Space Operations Speaker: Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology / Georgetown University) Date: 21 June 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Nicholas Wright (Intelligent Biology / Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA Space Speaker Series. Dr. Wright began by posing a question: “How do we create […]

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