Disrupting China’s Digital Silk Road

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Speaker(s): Hillman, J. (Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS]) Date: 31 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Mr. Jonathan Hillman (CSIS) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Mr. Hillman explained that China is expanding its influence in both its near and far abroad in a similar manner […]

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Can Democracy Survive in an Age of Information War?

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Speaker(s): Pomerantsev, P. (Johns Hopkins University) Date: 30 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Mr. Peter Pomerantsev (Johns Hopkins University) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Mr. Pomerantsev began by highlighting a phrase that he believes relates well to Russia’s concept of information: “The most dangerous idea in information […]

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Rector Federica Mogherini Reprise

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Speakers: Mogherini, F. (College of Europe) Date: 24 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a special one-hour session with Rector Federica Mogherini (College of Europe; Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), as a part of its SMA INSS/PRISM Speaker Series.  Rector Federica Mogherini fielded questions related to her prior presentation, […]

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Realities, Imperatives, & Principles of Great Power Competition (GPC): Today & Into the Biden Administration

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Speakers: Lynch, T. (Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University) Date: 18 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Thomas F. Lynch III (Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University), as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Lynch stated that we are entering a new […]

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The Role of Europe in the New Great Power Competition

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Speakers: Mogherini, F. (College of Europe) Date: 17 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Rector Federica Mogherini (College of Europe; Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), as a part of its SMA INSS/PRISM Speaker Series.  To begin, Rector Mogherini stated that many European leaders believe […]

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The Global Struggle for Strategic Advantage in ICT

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Speakers: Montgomery, M. (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission); Morgus, R. (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission) Date: 16 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Mr. Mark Montgomery (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission) and Mr. Robert Morgus (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission), as a part of its SMA UK MoD Strategic Advantage Speaker Series.  Mr. Montgomery began the group’s presentation […]

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What Antifa Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters

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Speakers: Clarke, C. (The Soufan Center & International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague); Kenney, M. (University of Pittsburgh) Date: 10 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Michael Kenney (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Colin Clarke (The Soufan Center & International Centre for Counter-Terrorism–The Hague), as a part of […]

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Mitigating Disinformation in a Contested Environment: Frontline Experience from the Western Balkans

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Speakers: Cappello, J. (Balkan Security Network) Date: 9 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Note: We are aware that many government IT providers have blocked access to YouTube from government machines during the pandemic in response to bandwidth limitations. We recommend viewing the recording on YouTube from a non-government computer or listening to […]

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Nord Stream 2: Implications and Outcomes for US-German Relations and the NATO Alliance

February 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University); other panelists TBA Date: 3 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. David Dorondo (Western Carolina University), Dr. Arnold Dupuy (NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Systems Analysis and Studies (SAS)-163 and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)), Dr. Ion Iftimie (Central European University, Vienna, Austria), Dr. Daniel Nussbaum (NATO Science […]

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Using Messaging and Communication to Influence and Inform: Insights from the Private Sector – An Integrating Information in Joint Operations (IIJO) Virtual Think Tank Report

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Authors | Editors: Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, E. (NSI, Inc.); Stokes, S. (NSI, Inc.); Jafri, A. (NSI, Inc.) Subject Matter Expert Contributors Paul Astorino (Senior Vice President, Global Merchandizing, Clarks), Catherine Chapman (Founder and CEO, Parenthetic), Cyndi Coon (CEO and Founder, Labratory5 Inc.), John DeBello (President and Chief Creative Officer, Loma Media), Bill Heater (Creative Executive, Real Life […]

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