The Perils of Sticky Rhetoric: A Discussion Led by Professor Ian Lustick

April 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Lustick, I. (University of Pennsylvania) Date: 14 April 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Professor Ian Lustick (Bess W. Heyman Chair (Emeritus), University of Pennsylvania) as part of its SMA “Anticipating the Future Operational Environment” (AFOE) Speaker Series. The Global War on Terror shifted US global policies and actions while also enabling countries’ leaders to persecute members […]

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Secret Innovation

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Speaker(s): Joseph, M. (UC San Diego); Poznansky, M. (US Naval War College) Date: 13 April 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Michael Joseph (Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego) and Dr. Michael Poznansky (Associate Professor, Strategic & Operational Research Department, US Naval War College) as part of its SMA GeneralSpeaker Series. […]

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Killer Drones: Disruption Today, Destruction Tomorrow… The Future Is Now…

March 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Edwards, B. (President, Calibre Engineering) Date: 7 April 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with COL(R) Bill Edwards (Calibre Engineering) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Commercial drones—which are permitted by governments for civilian use in many countries—are currently being used for military purposes in Ukraine. However, commercial drones have also been used by […]

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The Surprisingly Unsurprising Russo-Ukraine War: Learning and Teaching the Right Lessons for Integrated Deterrence

March 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Roberson, P. (Commander and Commandant, US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg); Meredith, S. (National Defense University); Eltsov, P. (National Defense University); Davidson, C. (National Defense University) Date: 5 April 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Spencer Meredith (National Defense University), Dr. Peter Eltsov (National Defense […]

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Degrees of Separation: Targeted Decoupling and the US-China Relationship

March 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Segal, S. (CSIS); Reynolds, M. (CSIS) Date: 30 March 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Stephanie Segal(Non-resident Senior Associate, Economics Program, CSIS) and Mr. Matthew Reynolds (Research Associate, Economics Program, CSIS) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. As the US and China continue to compete for long-term strategic supremacy, […]

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The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict Between the US and Xi Jinping’s China

March 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Rudd, K. (President & Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society; 26th Prime Minister of Australia) Date: 29 March 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with The Honorable Kevin Rudd (President & Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society; 26th Prime Minister of Australia) as part of its SMA NDU (INSS/PRISM) Speaker Series. It is important for actors […]

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How Thick or Thin Is Russian Support for Putin’s War Against Ukraine?—Political Perspectives of Russian Elites and Mass Publics Before the Invasion: An Analysis of Survey Data (2020-2021)

March 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Sherlock, T. (United States Military Academy, West Point) Date: 23 March 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Thomas Sherlock (Professor of Political Science, United States Military Academy, West Point) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a politically risky decision when ordering the invasion […]

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Escalation Management in Gray Zone Crises: A Proposed Toolkit

March 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Ellis, D. (University of Maryland); Elder, R. (George Mason University); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI) Date: 22 March 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Devin Hayes Ellis (University of Maryland), Lt Gen (Ret) Robert Elder, PhD (George Mason University), and Dr. Allison Astorino-Courtois (NSI) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Gray zone conflict—which […]

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Special Forces in Great Power Competition

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Speaker(s): Watling, J. (Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)) Date: 16 March 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Jack Watling (Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Special operations forces (SOF) have historically been at the center of US military actions, especially at the beginning […]

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Russian Information Operations and War in Ukraine—What Can We Expect and Do?

March 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Pomerantsev, P. (Johns Hopkins University); Rid, T. (Johns Hopkins University) Date: 17 March 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Thomas Rid (Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University) and Mr. Peter Pomerantsev (Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. While it is hard to process all […]

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