“Stability, Reconciliation & Reintegration: Research Findings” Panel Discussion

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“Stability, Reconciliation & Reintegration: Research Findings” Panel Discussion Speakers: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.); Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.); Petrov, P. (BBN Technologies, Raytheon); Johnston, K. (US Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations); Ahmadzai, S. (University of Nebraska at Omaha) Date: 15 February 2019 Speaker […]

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“Negotiated Settlement in Afghanistan: Elements of a Grand Bargain” Panel Discussion

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“Negotiated Settlement in Afghanistan: Elements of a Grand Bargain” Panel Discussion Speakers: Krakar, J. (US Training and Doctrine Command G27 Models and Simulations Branch); Kaltenthaler, K. (University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University); Liebl, V. (US Marine Corps University, Center for Advanced Operational and Culture Learning); Logan, M. (University of Nebraska at Omaha); Whiteside, […]

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Operating at Speed in Technology Influenced Environments

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“Operating at Speed in Technology Influenced Environments” Speaker: Snow, J. (USSOCOM Donovan Group) Date: 7 February 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Lt Col Jennifer “JJ” Snow (USSOCOM Donovan Group) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Lt Col Snow began by stating that technology is advancing at an “exponential […]

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Political and Security Integration of VCAs: Lessons for the Taliban

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“Political and Security Integration of VCAs: Lessons for the Taliban” Speaker: Koren, O. (Indiana University, Bloomington) Date: 6 February 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Ore Koren (Indiana University, Bloomington) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Koren focused on a “Victorious, Complementary, Agent” (VCA) approach to […]

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The Rewards and Risks of Multi-Domain Strategic Competition: A Workshop Summary

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“The Rewards and Risks of Multi-Domain Strategic Competition: A Workshop Summary” Speaker: Roberts, B. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Date: 5 February 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Brad Roberts (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Roberts focused on […]

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Examining the Relationship between Strategy and Innovation Using “Ideas, Groups, and Tools (IGT)”

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“Examining the Relationship between Strategy and Innovation Using ‘Ideas, Groups, and Tools (IGT)’” Speaker: Lyle, D. (Air Education and Training Command (AETC) / Air University) Date: 30 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Lt Col Dave Lyle (Air Education and Training Command [AETC] / Air University) as a part of its […]

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Relentless- China’s Quest for Control

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“Relentless- China’s Quest for Control” Speaker: Fabey, M. (Independent) Date: 31 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Michael Fabey (Independent) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Mr. Fabey began by stating that Chinese decision makers are very strategic, long-term thinkers; however, they […]

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Negotiated Settlement in Afghanistan: Elements of a Grand Bargain

January 2019 No Comments

Negotiated Settlement in Afghanistan: Elements of a Grand Bargain Authors | Editors: Ahmadzai, S. (University of Nebraska, Omaha); Bolger, D. (North Carolina State University); Kaltenthaler, K. (Case Western Reserve University & University of Akron); Liebl, V. (US Marine Corps University, Center for Advanced Operational and Culture Learning); Pantucci, R. (Royal United Services Institute); Rubin, B. (New […]

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Due Diligence Considerations for Scientists, Commanders, and Politicians As They Explore AI Opportunities for Defense

January 2019 No Comments

“Due Diligence Considerations for Scientists, Commanders, and Politicians As They Explore AI Opportunities for Defense” Speaker: Kostopoulos, L. (LK Cyber) Date: 29 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos (LK Cyber) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Kostopoulos spoke about humans’ overconfidence in […]

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Negotiating with the Leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Inferences from Thematic Content Analysis

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Negotiating with the Leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Inferences from Thematic Content Analysis Authors | Editors: Morrison, B. (University of British Columbia); Suedfeld, P. (University of British Columbia) Executive Summary The UBC research group assessed psychological processes of six DPRK leaders, including Kim Jong-un, using thematic content analysis for integrative complexity and […]

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