Contextualizing the Gray Rhino: The Central American “Cycle of Violence” as a Catalyst to Migration

December 2019 No Comments

“Contextualizing the Gray Rhino: The Central American ‘Cycle of Violence’ as a Catalyst to Migration“ Speaker: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University) Date: 13 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Skye Cooley (Oklahoma State University) as a part of its SMA DHS CAOE Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Cooley discussed his and his colleague, Dr. […]

Continue Reading

Chinese Strategic Intentions: A Deep Dive into China’s Worldwide Activities

December 2019 No Comments

“Chinese Strategic Intentions: A Deep Dive into China’s Worldwide Activities” Authors | Editors: Allen, G. (Center for a New American Security (CNAS)); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc.); Beckley, M. (Tufts University); Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.); Bremseth, L.R. (Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)); Cheng, D. (Heritage Foundation); Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Copeland, D. (University of Virginia); DeFranco, […]

Continue Reading

Investing In Bad Governance: China and Latin America

December 2019 No Comments

“Investing In Bad Governance: China and Latin America “ Author | Editor: Perera, F. (William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary Though there have been many reports of the strengthening of commercial and financial relations between Latin America and China, comparatively few explore the conditions within the countries […]

Continue Reading

Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs): The Strategic Importance of Defining the Enemy

No Comments

“Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs): The Strategic Importance of Defining the Enemy” Author | Editor: Liebl, V. (Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary In this paper, as part of SMA’s Invited Perspectives series, Mr. Vern Liebl indicates that ‘violent extremist organization’ (VEO) may not be an accurate term for […]

Continue Reading

Mutual Radicalization: How Groups and Nations Drive Each Other to Extremes

No Comments

“Mutual Radicalization: How Groups and Nations Drive Each Other to Extremes“ Speaker: Moghaddam, F. Date: 11 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Fathali Moghaddam (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Dr. Moghaddam’s brief focused on the topics discussed in his book, entitled Mutual Radicalization: How […]

Continue Reading

UK Perspectives on Deradicalization Panel Discussion

December 2019 No Comments

“UK Perspectives on Deradicalization Panel Discussion” Speakers: Bouhana, N. (University College London Department of Security and Crime Science); Ferguson, N. (Liverpool Hope University); Busher, J. (Coventry University); McDowell, C. (City, University of London) Date: 9 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. The panelists included […]

Continue Reading

List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

December 2019 No Comments
Continue Reading

Using Algorithms to Understand the Biases in Your Organization

December 2019 No Comments

“Using Algorithms to Understand the Biases in Your Organization“ Speaker: Logg, J. (Georgetown University) Date: 6 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Jennifer Logg (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During her brief, Dr. Logg discussed how organizations can leverage algorithms (i.e., sequences of mathematical calculations) to improve […]

Continue Reading

Global Strategy Amidst the Globe’s Cultures: Cultures in Individual Cognition, States and the Global System

No Comments

“Global Strategy Amidst the Globe’s Cultures: Cultures in Individual Cognition, States and the Global System” Speaker: Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology) Date: 5 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Nicholas Wright (Intelligent Biology) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Wright’s presentation focused on how the US can […]

Continue Reading

Technology and National Security—Looking to the Future

November 2019 No Comments

“Technology and National Security—Looking to the Future“ Speaker: Gerstein, D. Date: 22 November 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Daniel Gerstein as a part of its SMA DHS CAOE Speaker Series. This is the inaugural speaker session of SMA’s new series, co-hosted by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s […]

Continue Reading