Resolve in International Politics

June 2019 No Comments

“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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Cybersecurity Futures 2025: Insights and Findings

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“Cybersecurity Futures 2025: Insights and Findings“ Speakers: Cohn, A. (Steptoe & Johnson, LLP); Kaufman, D. (CNA); Thomas, D. (CNA); Weber, S. (UC Berkeley) Date: 7 June 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Dawn Thomas (CNA), Dr. David Kaufman (CNA), Dr. Steven Weber (UC Berkeley), and Mr. Alan Cohn (Steptoe & Johnson, LLP) as […]

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SMA’s Future of Global Competition & Conflict (GCC) China Panel Discussion

June 2019 No Comments

Future of Global Competition & Conflict (GCC) China Panel Discussion Author | Editor: Jafri, A. (NSI, Inc.) Discussion Details On 27 February 2019, the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA, Joint Staff, J39) office—with the support of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and National Defense University (NDU) – convened a panel discussion on China in support […]

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SMA’s Future of Global Competition & Conflict (GCC) Russia Panel Discussion

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Future of Global Competition & Conflict (GCC) Russia Panel Discussion Author | Editor: Jafri, A. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary On 8 May 2019, the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA, Joint Staff, J39) office, with the support of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and National Defense University (NDU), convened a panel discussion on Russia in support […]

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SMA Quick Concepts Series: Great Powers

May 2019 No Comments

SMA Quick Concepts Series: Great Powers Author: Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.) Summary As part of the Quick Concept Series, Dr. John A. Stevenson of NSI, Inc. defines “great powers” in the context of this effort. Great powers are state actors with both of two types of capability: global force projection capability and agenda-setting capability. After describing the component elements […]

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Grappling with the Rise of China: A New Model for Thinking about Sino-American Relations

May 2019 No Comments

“Grappling with the Rise of China: A New Model for Thinking about Sino-American Relations” Speaker: Copeland, D. (University of Virginia) Date: 17 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Dale Copeland (University of Virginia) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Copeland stated that he would move beyond […]

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Modern Political Warfare: Current Practices and Possible Responses

May 2019 No Comments

“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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