Quick Concept: Competition

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Quick Concept: Competition Authors | Editors: LTC D. Doran & J. Stevenson (NSI, Inc). Executive Summary The conceptual keystone within competition is relative advantage. Due to the fluid, persistent, and continual nature of competition, relative advantage refers to the position between two competitors, (1) either at a given point in time, or (2) in a […]

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Clash of Strategic Cultures

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Clash of Strategic Cultures Authors | Editors: R. Spalding & S. Canna (NSI, Inc). Executive Summary This paper seeks to describe the cultural and cognitive dissimilarities in how the United States and China pursue strategic competition. The first difference detailed involves how the two societies look at goals and time, as well as how those […]

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Iran’s Relationship to Yemeni Zayidis

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Iran’s Relationship to Yemeni Zayidis Authors | Editors: Vern Liebl (Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning). Executive Summary Question 10: Do views of the Velayat-i-Faqih (in Yemen) present challenges to Iranian influences among holders of Zayid views? Question 11: Do divergent religious views/practices present challenges among the Iranian populace in relation to presentation […]

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“America’s Foreign Policy: Dealing with Multiple Adversaries amidst Changing Great Power Dynamics”

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“America’s Foreign Policy: Dealing with Multiple Adversaries amidst Changing Great Power Dynamics” Speaker: Katz, M. (George Mason University) Date: 6 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Mark Katz (George Mason University) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Katz focused his presentation on the […]

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“AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Chinese and Russian Domestic AI, Relative Power, and Military Dimensions” Panel Discussion

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“AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Chinese and Russian Domestic AI, Relative Power, and Military Dimensions” Panel Discussion Speakers: Kania, E. (Center for a New American Security (CNAS)); Hoffman, S. (Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)); Kerr, J. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)); Lewis, J. (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)); Libicki, M. […]

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Exploring Space Deterrence: A Game Theoretic Model to Inform Future Strategies

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“Exploring Space Deterrence: A Game Theoretic Model to Inform Future Strategies” Speaker: Langeland, K. (RAND) Date: 5 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Krista Langeland (RAND) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. To begin, Dr. Langeland discussed her team’s game theoretic model of space security […]

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Deterrence in Cyberspace

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“Deterrence in Cyberspace” Speaker: Bueno de Mesquita, E. (University of Chicago) Date: 1 March 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (University of Chicago) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series. Dr. Bueno de Mesquita began by stating that although the US and its allies have tremendous cyber capacity, practitioners […]

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Driven to Death: An Analysis of 30 Years of Vehicle Ramming

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“Driven to Death: An Analysis of 30 Years of Vehicle Ramming” Speaker: Veilleux-Lepage (Georgia State University) Date: 28 February 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage (Georgia State University) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. Dr. Veilleux-Lepage began by stating that using vehicle ramming attacks (VRAs) is not […]

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Harnessing David and Goliath: A Compound Approach to the Great Game

February 2019 No Comments

“Harnessing David and Goliath: A Compound Approach to the Great Game” Speakers: Erfourth, M. (USSOCOM J51); Oliver, R. (USSOCOM J51) Date: 20 February 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by COL Montgomery Erfourth (USSOCOM J51) and Mr. Ryan Oliver (USSOCOM J51) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. COL […]

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“AI, China, Russia and the Global Order: What is Happening in China and Russia, and What Impacts Does This Have Abroad?” Panel Discussion

February 2019 No Comments

“AI, China, Russia and the Global Order: What is Happening in China and Russia, and What Impacts Does This Have Abroad?” Panel Discussion Speakers: Ahmed, S. (University of California, Berkeley); Bendett, S. (CNA); Creemers, R. (Leiden University); Esplin Odell, R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Morgus, R. (New America); Weber, V. (Oxford University) Date: 12 February 2019 Speaker Session […]

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