Slow Anti-Americanism: Evidence from Central Asia

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Schatz, E. (University of Toronto) Date: 4 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Edward Schatz (University of Toronto) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Schatz began by stating that the current practice of examining mostly extreme cases of anti-Americanism can lead to a misrepresentation of the overall sentiment […]

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What Deters and Why in Taiwan, Korea, and the Gray Zone

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Speaker(s): Mazarr, M. (RAND); Heath, T. (RAND) Date: 28 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Mazarr (Senior Political Scientist, RAND) and Mr. Timothy Heath (Senior International Defense Researcher, RAND) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  RAND’s study on deterrence focused on two phases: interstate and gray zone aggression. […]

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What Does China Want?

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Speaker(s): McMaster, H. R. (Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former National Security Advisor of the United States) Date: 23 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with LTG (Ret.) H. R. McMaster (Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former National Security Advisor of the United States) as a […]

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Success and the Ethics of Operations In the Information Environment

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Omand, D. (Kings College London; Former Director, GCHQ; First UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator); Rid, T. (Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies); Casebeer, W. (Director, Riverside Research); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America) Date: 21 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel […]

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Innovation Amongst Allies Now—Greater Than the Sum of the Parts

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Finkelstein, A. (Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, UK); Hancock, C. (Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, UK); Grayson, T. (Director, Strategic Technology Office at DARPA, US); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America) Date: 20 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with […]

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Russian Influence Operations (IPb) In 2021: Status and Expectations Through Geopolitical Assessment

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Speaker(s): Vartanova, O. (Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC)) Date: 14 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Olga Vartanova (Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC)) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Dr. Vartanova emphasized that while Russia is enigmatic and seems erratic in its information operations (IO), its actions […]

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Transitioning to COVID-19’s Next Phase: National Security Risks and Opportunities Now

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Speaker(s): Wessely, S. (King’s College London; Former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists); Omand, D. (Former Director, GCHQ; First UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America) Date: 13 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with Sir Simon Wessely (King’s […]

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Geoeconomics Revisited

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Speaker(s): Luttwak, E. (Strategist & Historian) Date: 8 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Dr. Edward Luttwak (Strategist & Historian) as a part of its SMA INSS/PRISM Speaker Series. During his brief opening remarks, Dr. Luttwak stated that China is one of only a few countries who truly practice geoeconomics, […]

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Deepfakes: The National Security Threat in Context

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Speaker(s): Bateman, J. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Cyber Policy Initiative); Hwang, T. (Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET)); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America) Date: 7 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Mr. Jon Bateman (Carnegie Endowment for […]

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Challenges and Opportunities of Advances in Satellite Technologies: A National Security Perspective

March 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Rubin, L. (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology); Borowitz, M. J. (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology); Stewart, B. (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia institute of Technology); Lightsey, G. (School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology) Date: 2 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a […]

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