Thinking About the Future War: Too Much Technology, Not Enough Politics

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“Thinking About the Future War: Too Much Technology, Not Enough Politics“ Speaker: Freedman, L. (King’s College, London) Date: 18 October 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Prof. Lawrence Freedman (King’s College, London) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Prof. Freedman first provided a series of observations on how new technologies are introduced […]

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What Are Societies, and What Keeps Them Together and Tears Them Apart?

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“What Are Societies, and What Keeps Them Together and Tears Them Apart?” Speaker: Moffett, M. (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian / Harvard University / National Geographic) Date: 17 October 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Mark Moffett (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian / Harvard University / National Geographic) as a part of its […]

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Global Strategy Amidst the Globe’s Cultures: Cultures in Individual Cognition, States and the Global System

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Global Strategy Amidst the Globe’s Cultures: Cultures in Individual Cognition, States and the Global System Author | Editor: Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology) Executive Summary How can the US make global strategy in a world both vast and rich with cultural diversity? This matters: the US shaped the global system more than any other power since 1945, and […]

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Inequality, Risk Sensitivity, and Grievance in Context – An NSI Aggrieved Populations Analysis

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Inequality, Risk Sensitivity, and Grievance in Context – An NSI Aggrieved Populations Analysis Authors | Editors: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, E. (NSI, Inc.); Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary Success in the global competition between the US, China, and Russia may be determined by a country’s ability to influence the world’s populations. A population’s […]

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Statistical Modeling of Risk and Political Instability in the Influence Environment – An NSI Aggrieved Populations Analysis

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Statistical Modeling of Risk and Political Instability in the Influence Environment – An NSI Aggrieved Populations Analysis Authors | Editors: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, E. (NSI, Inc.); Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary Success in the global competition between the US, China, and Russia may be determined by a country’s ability to influence the […]

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Drivers and Ramifications of US Sanctions Policy Towards Russia

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“Drivers and Ramifications of US Sanctions Policy Towards Russia“ Speaker: Conley, H. (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) Date: 10 October 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by Ms. Heather Conley (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During her brief, Ms. Conley discussed the effectiveness of […]

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Computation and Artificial Intelligence for Integrated Campaigning

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“Computation and Artificial Intelligence for Integrated Campaigning“ Speaker: Pike, T. (National Intelligence University) Date: 9 October 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by LTC Thomas Pike (National Intelligence University) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During part two of his two-part brief, LTC Pike focused on a primary argument made in his […]

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Iran Under Maximum Pressure: Between Graduated Escalation and Strategic Patience

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“Iran Under Maximum Pressure: Between Graduated Escalation and Strategic Patience“ Speaker: Taleblu, B. (Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)) Date: 8 October 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Behnam Ben Taleblu (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Mr. Taleblu began his brief by stating that the primary force driving Iran’s […]

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Divided Society of Post-ISIS Mosul

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“Divided Society of Post-ISIS Mosul“ Speaker: Mironova, V. (Harvard University) Date: 7 October 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by Dr. Vera Mironova (Harvard University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During her brief, Dr. Mironova presented the results of her December 2018-January 2019 survey of civilians and ISIS families in Mosul […]

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Global Competition: Planning Globally Integrated Operations

October 2019 No Comments

Global Competition: Planning Globally Integrated Operations Authors | Editors: Elder, R. (George Mason University); Levis, A. (George Mason University) Abstract With support from GTRI, GMU worked with Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify preferred, acceptable, and sustainable strategic outcomes for the U.S. and its partners. Decomposing these outcomes into causal effects and influencers served as […]

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