Innovating SOF to Counter Proxies, Puppets, and Partners in Great Power Competition

April 2019 No Comments

“Innovating SOF to Counter Proxies, Puppets, and Partners in Great Power Competition“ Speakers: Meredith, S. (National Defense University); Maloney, M. (United States Special Operations Command (USASOC)) Date: 1 April 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Spencer Meredith III (National Defense University) and LTC Mike Maloney (US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)) as a part of its new SMA NDU Speaker Series. This presentation focused on […]

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The National Defense Strategy: How Are We Doing and Where Do We Need to Go?

March 2019 No Comments

“The National Defense Strategy: How Are We Doing and Where Do We Need to Go?“ Speaker: Colby, E. (Center for a New American Security (CNAS)) Date: 28 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview During this presentation, our speaker discussed the content presented in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in January 2019. To access the testimony, please visit https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Colby_01-29-19.pdf. SMA hosted a speaker session […]

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Food Price Volatility, Rebel Groups, and Civilian Victimization in Sub-Saharan Africa

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“Food Price Volatility, Rebel Groups, and Civilian Victimization in Sub-Saharan Africa“ Speaker: Landis, S. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Date: 27 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Steven Landis (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. First, Dr. Landis presented three questions that motivated his research: 1) A broad […]

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Systems, Complexity & Networks in US Military Thought: A Brief History

March 2019 No Comments

“Systems, Complexity & Networks in US Military Thought: A Brief History“ Speaker: Lawson, S. (University of Utah) Date: 26 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Sean Lawson (University of Utah) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Lawson presented a brief history of the ways in which […]

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Harnessing the Beneficial Effects of Acute Stress on Response Inhibition

March 2019 No Comments

“Harnessing the Beneficial Effects of Acute Stress on Response Inhibition” Speaker: Hamilton, K. (University of Maryland) Date: 22 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Kristen Hamilton (University of Maryland) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Hamilton presented her team’s research, which was focused on harnessing the beneficial effects of […]

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Soft Power 2.0, China Style- STORY WARS

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“Soft Power 2.0, China Style- STORY WARS“ Speaker: Monroe, M. (Marshall Monroe MAGIC) Date: 20 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Marshall Monroe (Marshall Monroe MAGIC / Magic Canyon Institute) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his presentation, Mr. Monroe discussed how China has implemented […]

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Strategic Communication and Influence: An Unofficial Primer

March 2019 No Comments

“Strategic Communication and Influence: An Unofficial Primer” Speaker: Lieber, P. (Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)) Date: 19 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Paul Lieber (Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Lieber defined strategic communication and described the components that it requires (sequencing, complimentary […]

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The Gallup World Poll: A Listening Machine for the World

March 2019 No Comments

“The Gallup World Poll: A Listening Machine for the World“ Speaker: Hansen, J. (Gallup) Date: 13 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Jerry Hansen (Gallup) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During his presentation, Mr. Hansen discussed Gallup’s ongoing work and highlighted its World Poll initiative. He first […]

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Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

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“Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping“ Speaker: Khan, S. (Tufts University) Date: 12 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Sulmaan Khan (Tufts University) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Khan revealed the inspiration for his […]

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Grand Strategy Alternatives

March 2019 No Comments

Grand Strategy Alternatives Authors | Editors: P. Layton & S. Canna (NSI, Inc). Executive Summary The SMA Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict project is researching how the United States might strategize to defend its global interests. This paper supports the project in deriving some grand strategy alternatives specifically related to China (twelve) and […]

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