Effective Deterrence in an AI Era

February 2024 No Comments

Speaker: Dr. David Bray (LeadDoAdapt Ventures, Inc. and Stimson Center) Date: 13 March 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Also forthcoming!

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Building Solutions to Post-conflict Stabilization

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Speakers: Dr. Beatrice Heuser (University of Glasgow) with Guest Host Jack Gaines (One CA Podcast) Date: 6 March 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Biography: Dr. Beatrice Heuser holds the Chair in International Relations at the University of Glasgow.  She has degrees from the Universities of London (BA, MA) and […]

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China and the Global South: Big Ambitions, Big Challenges

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Speaker: Michael Schuman (Atlantic Council) Date: 27 February 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Briefing Materials Affiliated report: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/report/why-china-wont-win-the-global-south/ Michael Schuman is a nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and an author and journalist with more than 25 years of experience in Asia. Currently a contributing writer to The […]

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Extended Deterrence across the Continuum of Conflict

February 2024 No Comments

Speaker: Dr. Maximilian Hoell (LLNL) Date: 20 February 2024 Speaker Session Summary Since the end of the Cold War, US extended deterrence has undergone significant evolution, initially appearing to diminish in importance with the perceived decrease in the need for a robust nuclear arsenal following the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, China’s fast-growing nuclear […]

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The Future of US-Russian Relations

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Speaker: Thomas Graham (Council on Foreign Relations) Date: 22 February 2024 Speaker Session Summary Even in the event of a military defeat suffered by Russia at the hands of Ukraine, it will continue to pose a formidable adversary to the US for the foreseeable future. Despite this adversarial stance, there will also be opportunities for […]

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The Mind-Tech Nexus: Army Futures Command Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges

February 2024 No Comments

Speaker: General James E. Rainey (Army Futures Command) Date: 15 February 2024 Speaker Session Summary Five years ago, the Army Futures Command was established with the primary objective of studying and preparing the army for future conflicts. Central to this endeavor is the exploration of human-machine integration. General Rainey posited that the world is currently […]

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NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis, Drivers of a Pervasive Competition

February 2024 No Comments

Speaker: Dr. Gergely Németh (NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation) Date: 14 February 2024 Speaker Session Summary NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) recently released its Strategic Foresight Analysis 2023 report. This analysis, developed through a collaborative effort involving 10 workshops and engagement with 800 experts from allied and partner nations, represents a comprehensive reevaluation of the […]

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North Korea in Regional—and Global—Multi-body Nuclear Strategy

February 2024 No Comments

Speakers: Mr. Markus Garlauskas (Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council) & Dr. Lauren Sukin (The London School of Economics and Political Science) Date: 8 February 2024 Speaker Session Summary If a global multi-front conflict were to erupt, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) would emerge as a significant player due to its […]

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On Persuasion

February 2024 No Comments

Speakers: Mr. Bas Wouters (Cialdini Institute) Date: 6 February 2024 Speaker Session Summary During his presentation, Mr. Wouters delved into the original model developed by the Cialdini Institute, alongside two recently-devised tools tailored for assessing a target audience’s interests and executing an influence campaign. He underscored the foundational work outlined in Dr. Cialdini’s seminal book, […]

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Chinese Strategic Deterrence Frameworks

January 2024 No Comments

Author: Dr. James Sundquist (Yale University) Publication Preview China does not have an overarching deterrence framework. However, it is possible to identify the primary objects of Chinese deterrence and describe the Chinese playbook. China’s core strategic aims consist of deterring 1) a nuclear attack; 2) conventional, space, and cyber-attacks; and 3) outside efforts to encourage […]

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