Countering Russian Strategic Approaches: Special Operations in Hybrid Warfare

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“Countering Russian Strategic Approaches: Special Operations in Hybrid Warfare“ Speaker: Meredith, S. (National Defense University) Date: 14 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Spencer Meredith III (National Defense University) as a part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Meredith spoke about Russia’s strategic identity. He stated that Russia is “not a […]

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Becoming Peerless in a Peer-to-Peer Competition Environment

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“Becoming Peerless in a Peer-to-Peer Competition Environment” Speaker: Walton, D. (National Defense University) Date: 10 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. David Walton (National Defense University) as a part of its SMA NDU Speaker Series. For the conclusion of the SOF Paradigm in Great Power series, Dr. Walton encouraged listeners to think about commonly discussed issues […]

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Social Cyber-Security Dynamics

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“Social Cyber-Security Dynamics” Speaker: Carley, K. (Carnegie Mellon University) Date: 12 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Kathleen Carley (Carnegie Mellon University) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. Dr. Carley first defined and characterized social cyber-security. She then stated that social media is about networks and identified three influential groups […]

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Rethinking Strategy: A History of the Ends, Ways Means Model

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“Rethinking Strategy: A History of the Ends, Ways Means Model“ Speaker: Webb, A. (US Army) Date: 31 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by MAJ Andrew Webb (US Army) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Series. The circumstances of 1980s is why “Ends, Ways, Means” was developed and emerged as a […]

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China’s Vision of Victory: Chinese Global Strategy and What It Means for America

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“China’s Vision of Victory: China’s Strategic Ambitions to Displace the US“ Speaker: Ward, J. (Atlas Organization) Date: 30 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by Dr. Jonathan Ward (Atlas Organization) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict series. In this talk, Dr. Ward discussed Chinese long-term strategy. For China, the South China […]

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Resolve in International Politics

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“Resolve in International Politics” Speaker: Kertzer, J. (Harvard University) Date: 29 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Joshua Kertzer (Harvard University) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Series. In this talk, Dr. Kertzer focused on the psychology of resolve in international politics. Resolve is the ability to stand firm […]

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Cybersecurity Policy and Planning: Technologies for Keeping the Nation Safe

June 2019 No Comments

“Cybersecurity Policy and Planning: Technologies for Keeping the Nation Safe“ Speaker: Wagner, A. (Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism) Date: 5 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by Dr. Abraham Wagner (Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. Dr. Wagner first stated that we are […]

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Reputational Security and Other New Priorities: Rethinking Soft Power for 2030

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“Reputational Security and Other New Priorities: Rethinking Soft Power for 2030“ Speaker: Cull, N. (University of Southern California) Date: 4 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Nicholas Cull (University of Southern California) as a part of its SMA Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Cull highlighted a variety of foreign dangers […]

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Measuring Soft Power in the International System

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“Measuring Soft Power in the International System“ Speaker: Wu, I. (Georgetown University) Date: 6 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by Dr. Irene Wu (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA Minerva Speaker Series. During her presentation, Dr. Wu explained why soft power matters and how to measure soft power’s influence on broader considerations of geopolitics. She […]

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