Modern Political Warfare: Current Practices and Possible Responses

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“Modern Political Warfare: Current Practices and Possible Responses” Speaker: Robinson, L. (RAND) Date: 15 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Linda Robinson (RAND) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Ms. Robinson focused her presentation on a recent RAND report that examined the practice of political warfare during […]

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Conceptualizing Strategic Competition—Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

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“Conceptualizing Strategic Competition—Historical and Theoretical Perspectives“ Speaker: Mazarr, M. (RAND) Date: 14 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by Mr. Michael Mazarr (RAND) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin, Mr. Mazarr stated that competition is not clearly defined in the international relations literature, and thus offered […]

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Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) Resistance Operating Concept

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“Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) Resistance Operating Concept” Speakers: DeRosa, J. (Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR)); Fiala, O. (SOCEUR); Worall, G. (SOCEUR) Date: 13 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. John DeRosa (Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR)), Dr. Otto Fiala (SOCEUR), and LTC (R) Gordon James (Jim) Worrall (SOCEUR) as a part of its […]

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Assessing Recent Russia-China-US Security Dialogues

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“Assessing Recent Russia-China-US Security Dialogues“ Speaker: Weitz, R. (Hudson Institute) Date: 9 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Richard Weitz (Hudson Institute) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Weitz discussed his observations from last month’s Moscow Security Conference, a Russian Ministry of Foreign […]

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Strategic Latency: Red, White, and Blue- Managing the National and International Security Consequences of Disruptive Technologies

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“Strategic Latency: Red, White, and Blue- Managing the National and International Security Consequences of Disruptive Technologies“ Speakers: Canton, J. (Institute for Global Futures); Davis, Z. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)); Gac, F. (LLNL); Giordano, J. (Georgetown University); Snow, J. (USSOCOM J5 Donovan Group) Date: 7 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as […]

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Nonviolent Resistance and Expanding the Unconventional Warfare (UW) Toolkit

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“Nonviolent Resistance and Expanding the Unconventional Warfare (UW) Toolkit“ Speaker: Doherty, T. (US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)); McBride, R. (USASOC) Date: 6 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by MAJ Thomas Doherty (US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)) and MAJ Robert McBride (USASOC) as a part of its SMA NDU Speaker Series. MAJ […]

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SMA Quick Concepts Series: Fragile States

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SMA Quick Concepts Series: Fragile States Author: Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.) Summary As part of the Quick Concept Series, Dr. John A. Stevenson of NSI, Inc, defines “fragile states” in the context of this effort. In situating fragile states as internationally recognized political units experiencing disorder, Dr. Stevenson briefly reviews the various conceptions of state strength, and then operationalizes […]

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Adversarial Tactics to Undercut US Interests in New Generation Warfare 2019

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Adversarial Tactics to Undercut US Interests in New Generation Warfare 2019 Author: Farwell, J. (King’s College, U. of London and Middle East Institute.) Executive Summary This report addresses the elements of narrative that lend coherence to US military activities that could help shape Chinese and Russian behaviors. From there, the paper looks at kinetic and non- kinetic tactics […]

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SMA TRADOC White Paper- Russian Strategic Intentions

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Russian Strategic Intentions Authors | Editors: Arquilla, J. (Naval Postgraduate School); Borshchevskaya, A. (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy); Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.); Devyatkin, P. (The Arctic Institute); Dyet, A. (U.S. Army, J5-Policy USCENTCOM); Ellis, R.E. (U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute); Flynn, D. (Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)); Goure, D. […]

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Russian Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

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“Russian Grand Strategy in the 21st Century” Speaker: Person, R. (United States Military Academy, West Point) Date: 3 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Robert Person (United States Military Academy, West Point) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Person established that Russian strategy in the 21st century […]

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