SMA Quick Concepts Series: Great Powers

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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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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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

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“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

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“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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Conceptualizing Strategic Competition—Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

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“Conceptualizing Strategic Competition—Historical and Theoretical Perspectives“ Speaker: Mazarr, M. (RAND) Date: 14 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted speaker session presented by Mr. Michael Mazarr (RAND) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin, Mr. Mazarr stated that competition is not clearly defined in the international relations literature, and thus offered […]

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Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) Resistance Operating Concept

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“Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) Resistance Operating Concept” Speakers: DeRosa, J. (Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR)); Fiala, O. (SOCEUR); Worall, G. (SOCEUR) Date: 13 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. John DeRosa (Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR)), Dr. Otto Fiala (SOCEUR), and LTC (R) Gordon James (Jim) Worrall (SOCEUR) as a part of its […]

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Assessing Recent Russia-China-US Security Dialogues

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“Assessing Recent Russia-China-US Security Dialogues“ Speaker: Weitz, R. (Hudson Institute) Date: 9 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Richard Weitz (Hudson Institute) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Weitz discussed his observations from last month’s Moscow Security Conference, a Russian Ministry of Foreign […]

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Strategic Latency: Red, White, and Blue- Managing the National and International Security Consequences of Disruptive Technologies

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“Strategic Latency: Red, White, and Blue- Managing the National and International Security Consequences of Disruptive Technologies“ Speakers: Canton, J. (Institute for Global Futures); Davis, Z. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)); Gac, F. (LLNL); Giordano, J. (Georgetown University); Snow, J. (USSOCOM J5 Donovan Group) Date: 7 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as […]

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Nonviolent Resistance and Expanding the Unconventional Warfare (UW) Toolkit

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“Nonviolent Resistance and Expanding the Unconventional Warfare (UW) Toolkit“ Speaker: Doherty, T. (US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)); McBride, R. (USASOC) Date: 6 May 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by MAJ Thomas Doherty (US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)) and MAJ Robert McBride (USASOC) as a part of its SMA NDU Speaker Series. MAJ […]

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SMA Quick Concepts Series: Fragile States

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SMA Quick Concepts Series: Fragile States Author: Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.) Summary As part of the Quick Concept Series, Dr. John A. Stevenson of NSI, Inc, defines “fragile states” in the context of this effort. In situating fragile states as internationally recognized political units experiencing disorder, Dr. Stevenson briefly reviews the various conceptions of state strength, and then operationalizes […]

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