Challenges to 21st Century Deterrence: Part I

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Speaker(s): Bahney, B. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL]); Péczeli, A. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL]); Sisson, M. (Brookings Institute) Date: 30 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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US-Russia Relations in an Era of Strategic Competition

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Speaker(s): Jensen, D. (USIP) Date: 1 December 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Unraveling the Resilience of Jihadist Insurgencies: Lessons from Mosul & the Islamic State and The Long Jihad

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Speaker(s): Ingram, H. (Senior Research Fellow, Program on Extremism, George Washington University); Mohammed, O. (Lecturer, Middle East History and Cultural Heritage Diplomacy, Sciences Po University) Date: 17 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Haroro Ingram (George Washington University) and Mr. Omar Mohammed (Lecturer, Middle East History and Cultural Heritage […]

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Never Mind, We’ll Do It Ourselves: How a Team of Renegades Broke Rules, Shattered Barriers, and Launched the Drone Warfare Revolution

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Speaker(s): Bierbauer, A. (CEO of Blackrock Strategy, LLC); Cooter, M. (USAF, Retired) Date: 9 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Alec Bierbauer (Blackrock Strategy, LLC) and Col Mark Cooter (USAF, Retired) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  The US Department of Defense’s Predator program demonstrated how different organizations […]

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Operations in the Information Environment: Course of Action Analysis Exercise

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Author(s): Ellis, D. (ICONS); Murauskaite E. (ICONS); Ackerman, G. (CART, SUNY Albany); Clifford, D. (CART, SUNY Albany) Publication Preview The ICONS Project, a wargaming and simulation organization at the University of Maryland, was asked bythe Joint Staff, J39, DDGO, Strategic Multilayer Assessment Office (SMA), to design, execute, and analyze aTable Top Exercise (TTX) in support […]

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SMA Perspectives Virtual Discussion

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US versus China: Promoting “Constructive Competition” to Avoid “Destructive Competition” NOTE: This event has passed. Tuesday, November 16th 2021 1300–1500 (EST) Please join SMA for its second SMA Perspectives Virtual Discussion: a two-hour companion event to our recently released SMA Perspectives volume, US versus China: Promoting “Constructive Competition” to Avoid “Destructive Competition.” The discussion will […]

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Security Implications of Germany’s Federal Election—An Interim Assessment

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Speaker(s): Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University) Date: 4 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. David R. Dorondo (Western Carolina University) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Session. Germany’s latest political elections were among the most impactful political moments in Europe since the end of the Cold War. The election […]

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Deterrence and Defense Strategy: Old Lessons and New Contexts

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Speaker(s): Malkasian, C. (CNA) Date: 3 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Carter Malkasian (CNA) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Session. New academic studies focusing on multipolar nuclear deterrence are necessary to understand how posturing and brinksmanship by actors can deter a potential conflict or lead […]

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The Power of Will in International Conflict: How to Think Critically in Complex Environments

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Speaker(s): Hall, W. M. (Brigadier General, US Army, Retired); Finkelstein, M. (Chief Scientist, Hughes Aircraft, Advanced Concepts Directorate, Space and Communications Group & President of FlightScience, LLC); Citrenbaum, G. (President/Chief Scientist of Systems Analytics, SoSACorp) Date: 2 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Wayne Michael (Mike) Hall (Brigadier General, US […]

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