Perspectives and Insights From the Moscow Security Conference and Associated Local Visits

August 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Zwack, P. (Global Fellow, The Wilson Center & Adjunct Fellow, Salve Regina University) Date: 10 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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Violent Extremism in America: Interviews with Former Extremists and their Families on Radicalization and Deradicalization

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Brown, R. (RAND); Helmus, T. (RAND) Date: 4 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials RAND Report: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1071-1.html

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China-US Competition: Measuring Global Influence

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Moyer, J. (University of Denver); Meisel, C. (University of Denver); Burrows, M. (Atlantic Council) Date: 3 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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Escalation Management in Gray Zone Crises: The Proxy Factor

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Murauskaite, E. (University of Maryland); Ellis, D. (University of Maryland) Date: 27 July 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Egle Murauskaite (University of Maryland) and Mr. Devin Ellis (University of Maryland) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series.   This research, supported by the DoD’s Minerva Research Initiative, looked […]

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Survey on Countering Influence Operations Highlights Steep Challenges, Great Opportunities

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Smith, V. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) Date: 28 July 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Victoria Smith (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) as part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series.   Ms. Smith stated that the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations’ (PCIO) mission is to grow the community of […]

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Key Elements of the 2021 Nuclear Posture Review

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Péczeli, A. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Date: 21 July 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 […]

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Israel After Netanyahu: Anchored in a One-State Reality

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Lustick, I. (University of Pennsylvania) Date: 22 July 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 […]

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Effective Communication: Lessons Learned From Those Outside the US Government and Military

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Author(s): Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Summary Report Preview This report integrates key insights and lessons learned from the SMA IIJO effort about how those outside of the US government and military (i.e., non-government and private sector organizations) use messaging and communication to influence and inform. Ultimately, what emerges is a collection […]

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Operational Cyberpsychology: Adapting a Special Operations Model for Cyber Operations

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Author(s): Spitaletta, J. (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory) Invited Perspective Preview This paper conceptualizes operational cyberpsychology as a field that supports missions intended to project power in and through cyberspace (Joint Staff, 2018) by leveraging and applying expertise in mental processes and behavior in the context of interaction amongst humans and machines (Norman, 2017). […]

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