China’s Relationship with Russia: Drivers, Content, and Future Prospects

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Speaker(s): Weidacher Hsiung, C. (Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)) Date: 26 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Our speaker requested that this speaker session not be recorded. Briefing Materials

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Theater Information Advantage Element: A Construct To Gain Advantage Against Near-Peer Adversaries in Great Power Competition

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Hancock, B. (G9, 79th Theater Sustainment Command); Sleevi, N. (Military Analyst, Irregular Warfare Proponent, Mission Command Center of Excellence, US Army TRADOC); Gaines, J. (Public Affairs Officer, Cyber National Mission Force) Date: 27 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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Integrating Deterrence Across the Gray—Making It More Than Words

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Speaker(s): Crombe, K. (US Army Strategist & Director, US Special Operations Command Central J5 Strategy, Plans, and Policy Division); Ferenzi, S. (US Army Strategist & Special Forces Officer, US Special Operations Command Central J5); Jones, R. (Principal Strategist, Donovan Integration Group, US Special Operations Command) Date: 20 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a […]

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You Are What You Risk: What Different Global Risk Choices Mean for US National Security

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Speaker(s): Wucker, M. (Founder and CEO, Gray Rhino & Company) Date: 19 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Michele Wucker (Founder and CEO, Gray Rhino & Company) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  Gray rhinos—or threats that actors see coming and openly discuss—are having a strong impact on […]

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SMA SEEK Results: Expanding US Nuclear Capability & Pessimism About Nuclear Use in the Next 15 Years

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Author: Popp, G. (NSI); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI); Bragg, B. (NSI) Publication Preview In August 2021, many of you participated in SMA’s inaugural Survey for Eliciting Expert Knowledge (SEEK) outreach. SEEK is SMA’s new, online capability for tapping into the collective knowledge, experience, and wisdom of our 5000+ person community of interest to generate crowdsourced insights […]

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The Operational Environment (2021-2030): Great Power Competition, Crisis, and Conflict

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Speaker(s): Leverich, Gerald (Director, OE Integration, TRADOC G2) Date: 11 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Gerald Leverich Jr. (Director, OE Integration, TRADOC G2) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  For the first time in twenty years, the US armed forces are shifting from mostly carrying out counter-insurgency […]

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The Real and Present Risk of Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons on the Battlefield

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Speaker(s): Lowther, A. (Director, Department of Multi-Domain Operations, Army Management Staff College) Date: 12 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with Dr. Adam Lowther (Director, Department of Multi-Domain Operations, Army Management Staff College) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series.  Russia’s and China’s status as near-peer nuclear competitors with the US […]

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Evaluating China’s Road to Cyber Super Power

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Author: Williams, B. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Questions of Focus [Q5] How do US escalation management capabilities compare with those of our nuclear-armed competitors? How do relative non-kinetic capabilities (e.g., cyber exploits on infrastructure and information, communication of thresholds and redlines, integrated whole-of-government strategic messaging) contribute to these capabilities? [Q7] What will be the key […]

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Outer Space in the Media Space: How Russian and Chinese News Media Present the Commercialization and Militarization of the Space Domain

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Authors: Cooley, S. (School of Media and Strategic Communications, Oklahoma State University); Kluver, R. (School of Global Studies Oklahoma State University); Stokes, E. (College of Communication and Information Sciences, University ofAlabama) Report Preview This report details Russian and Chinese media presentations of operations and intentions in the space domain to their respective populations. These presentations […]

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