List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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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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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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Grand Strategy

December 2018 No Comments

“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?

December 2018 No Comments

“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

December 2018 No Comments

“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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