Measuring Information Effects

August 2021 No Comments

Author(s): Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.) Publication Preview The objective of the Integrating Information into Joint Operations (IIJO) project is to assess the ways in which the Joint Force can most effectively integrate information1 into its activities across the competition-conflict continuum. During the course of this project, we have spoken to many people familiar with both […]

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Information Maneuver in Military Operations

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Author(s): Elder, R. (George Mason University) Invited Perspective Preview Treating information as a form of maneuver can provide powerful advantages to commandersand political leaders responsible for US and partner national security. The components ofsuccessful maneuver first proposed by van Creveld, Canby, & Brower in 1994—positioning,tempo, Schwerpunkt, surprise and deception, cross-domain synergy, flexibility, unity of effort,and […]

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Global Health Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19

August 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Herron, E. (West Virginia University); Buckley, C. (University of Illinois) Date: 18 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Erik Herron (Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University) with Dr. Cynthia J. Buckley (Professor of Sociology & Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Russian, East European […]

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TRADOC G-2 E-Intern Initiative Reports

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Author(s): Lewis, H. H. (College of William & Mary), Kabbara, A-R. (College of William & Mary), & Matthews, H. (College of William & Mary) TRADOC G-2 E-Intern Initiative In 2016, TRADOC G-2 launched a virtual/telework intern program for college students to work side-by-side (in a virtual environment) with Army leaders to gain practical, real-world experience […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy in Russia

August 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Bendett, S. (CNA & Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) Date: 17 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Samuel Bendett (Advisor, Russia Studies Program, CNA & Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series.  Mr. Bendett discussed how […]

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SMA Perspectives Virtual Discussion

August 2021 No Comments

Present and Future Challenges to Maintaining Balance Between Global Cooperation and Competition Tuesday, August 24th             12:00 – 15:45(EST) Wednesday, August 25th       12:00 – 15:30(EST) Please join SMA for our 2021 Virtual Discussion; a two-day companion event to our recently released SMA Perspectives volume, Present and Future Challenges to Maintaining Balance Between Global Cooperation and […]

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Perspectives and Insights From the Moscow Security Conference and Associated Local Visits

August 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Zwack, P. (Global Fellow, The Wilson Center & Adjunct Fellow, Salve Regina University) Date: 10 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Note: We are aware that many government IT providers have blocked access to YouTube from government machines during the pandemic in response to bandwidth limitations. We recommend viewing the recording […]

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Violent Extremism in America: Interviews with Former Extremists and their Families on Radicalization and Deradicalization

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Brown, R. (RAND); Helmus, T. (RAND) Date: 4 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Ryan Brown (RAND) and Dr. Todd C. Helmus (RAND) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Brown stated that homegrown extremism has increased in the US during recent years. Both the lethality of attacks and […]

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China-US Competition: Measuring Global Influence

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Moyer, J. (University of Denver); Meisel, C. (University of Denver); Burrows, M. (Atlantic Council) Date: 3 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Jonathan Moyer (University of Denver), Mr. Collin Meisel (University of Denver), and Mr. Mathew Burrows (Atlantic Council) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  Measuring a […]

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Escalation Management in Gray Zone Crises: The Proxy Factor

July 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Murauskaite, E. (University of Maryland); Ellis, D. (University of Maryland) Date: 27 July 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Egle Murauskaite (University of Maryland) and Mr. Devin Ellis (University of Maryland) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series.   This research, supported by the DoD’s Minerva Research Initiative, looked […]

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