Cognitive Defense Against Massive Information Threats—Our Near Futures

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Speaker(s): Singer, P. W. (Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America); Wright, N. (Consultant, Intelligent Biology) Date: 28 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Nicholas Wright (University College London, Georgetown University) and Dr. Peter W. Singer (New America), as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Disinformation is becoming a more prevalent […]

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Cyber Risks in Nuclear Escalation Scenarios

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Speaker(s): Lin, H. (Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation & Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security, Hoover Institution, Stanford University) Date: 27 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Herb Lin (Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security, Hoover Institution & Senior […]

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Russian Grand Strategy: Reality and Rhetoric

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Speaker(s): Charap, S. (Senior Political Scientist, RAND); Massicot, D. (Senior Policy Researcher, RAND) Date: 14 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Samuel Charap (Senior Political Scientist, RAND) and Ms. Dara Massicot (Senior Policy Researcher, RAND), as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series.   Russia’s strategic military doctrine mostly matches their conventional […]

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How to Make Alliances Succeed Across Multiple Dimensions of Power: Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, and Historical Lessons

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Sawers, J. (Former Head of MI6); Schoff, J. (Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA); Westad , A. (Yale University) Date: 19 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Sir John Sawers (Former Head of MI6), James Schoff (Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA), and Odd Arne Westad (Yale University), as part of its SMA UK MoD Strategic Advantage Speaker Series. […]

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Competing Visions of World Order

September 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Ferguson, N. (Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University & Senior Faculty Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard) Date: 7 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Niall Ferguson (Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University & Senior Faculty Fellow, Belfer Center for Science […]

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Adapting the Future Forces for Strategic Advantage—US and UK Senior Leaders in Conversation

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Speaker(s): Gale, I. (Director General Joint Force Development, UK StratCom); Munsch, S. (Director for Joint Force Development, J7, US Joint Staff) Date: 13 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Air Marshal Ian Gale (Director General Joint Force Development, UK StratCom) and Vice Admiral Stuart Munsch (Director for Joint Force Development, J7, US […]

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Deterring Iran in the Gray Zone: Insights from Four Decades of Conflict

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Speaker(s): Eisenstadt, M. (Kahn Fellow & Director of Military and Security Studies Program, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Date: 30 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Michael Eisenstadt (The Washington Institute), as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Iran has been increasing its gray zone […]

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The Challenges of Multipolar Deterrence: Theory and Evidence

September 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Narang, V. (Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Date: 29 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Vipin Narang (Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), as part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series. More countries building […]

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US versus China: Promoting ‘Constructive Competition’ to Avoid ‘Destructive Competition’

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Authors | Editors: Cabayan, H. (LLNL); Elder, R. (George Mason University); Peterson, N. (NSI); Bragg, B. (NSI); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI); Campbell, A. (LLNL); Davis, Z. (LLNL); Denmark, A. (The Wilson Center); Harold, S. (RAND Corporation); Hoffman, M. (Lockheed Martin); Kirkpatrick, D. (LLNL); Mastro, O. (Maj, USAFR) (USINDOPACOM; Stanford University; AEI); Monroe, M. (Marshall Monroe Magic; […]

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Information in Joint Operations: Insights for Commanders and Planners From Competitive Risk Modeling

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Author(s): Elder, R. (George Mason University); Levis, A. (George Mason University) Publication Preview George Mason University (GMU) worked with Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify risks to competition effectiveness that could be mitigated through improved integration of information into joint and unified action operations. The initial focus was aligned with evolving […]

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