Military Coercion and US Foreign Policy: The Use of Force Short of War

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Speaker(s): Sisson, M. (Govini & Stimson Center); Siebens, J. (Stimson Center) Date: 7 July 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Melanie Sisson (Vice President of Analysis, Govini & Non-resident Senior Fellow, Stimson Center) and Mr. James Siebens (Fellow, Defense Strategy and Planning Program, Stimson Center) as a part of its SMA […]

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Innovation With Allies Now—The US, UK, and Forging a Technological Edge

June 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Langevin, J. (Democrat, Rhode Island, US Congress); Gallagher, M. (Republican, Wisconsin, US Congress); Onwurah, C. (Labour Party, Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Digital and Business, UK); Willetts, D. (Conservative Party, Member of the House of Lords, Former Minister for Universities and Science, UK) Date: 8 July 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted […]

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Assessments of Operations in the Information Environment for the Eastern Mediterranean and South China Sea

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Author(s): Lee, H. (TRADOC G-2); Donahue, J. (TRADOC G-2); Hunter-Chester, D. (TRADOC G-2); Sleevi, N. (TRADOC G-2); Jobe, N. (TRADOC G-2) Report Preview In support of the USAF and the SMA, the TRADOC G-2 Modeling and Simulations Office (M&SO) employed the Athena Simulation to assess a series of research questions posed by the Air Force, […]

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On Education and Training for Operations in the Information Environment

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Author(s): Levis, A. (George Mason University) Invited Perspective Preview The Services and the Joint Staff provide both professional military education as well as academic education through the various schools, colleges and academies. These elements are currently working on developing courses and modifying curricula to address the guidance provided by the 15 May 2020 policy CJCSI […]

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Escalation Management in 21st Century Operations in the Information Environment

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Author(s): Lawrence, K. (NSI, Inc.); Hunt, C. (US Army, Retired) Invited Perspective Preview We argue that the concept of escalation thresholds remains salient in national security and may be even more important than ever. However, the Cold War model is no longer useful given the multi-dimensional and complex nature of information in today’s world. We […]

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How to Engage with China

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Speaker(s): Ashton, A. (Vice President of Government Affairs, US-China Business Council); Odell, R. (Research Fellow, East Asia Program, The Quincy Institute); Schake, K. (Director of China Policy, The American Enterprise Institute) Date: 22 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with Ms. Anna Ashton (Vice President of Government Affairs, US-China Business Council), […]

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Moscow’s Digital Offensive: Building Sovereignty in Cyberspace

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Speaker(s): Pallin, C. (Swedish Defence Research Agency) Date: 29 July 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Carolina Vendil Pallin (Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Dr. Pallin commented that Russia’s conception of cyber operations is different than most Western countries. The term […]

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The Uyghurs of China: Cultural Genocide in the Name of Counterterrorism

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Speaker(s): Roberts, S. (George Washington University) Date: 15 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Sean R. Roberts (George Washington University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. The Uyghur ethnic group comprises less than one percent of China’s overall population. However, the Uyghurs, who are majority Muslim, are […]

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Retransmitting the Caliphate

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Author(s): Ingram, H. (The George Washington University Program on Extremism); Whiteside, C. (US Naval War College Monterey); Winter, C. (International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, ExTrac) Invited Perspective Preview The Islamic State’s complete loss of territorial control in Iraq and Syria in 2019 forced its central media unit to adapt in order to continue […]

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Algorithms of Armageddon: What Happens When We Insert AI Into Our Military Weapons Systems?

May 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Galdorisi, G. (Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific)); Tangredi, S. (Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies & Professor of National, Naval, and Maritime Strategy, U.S. Naval War College) Date: 3 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret) (Director […]

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