11th Annual SMA Conference – “A Utopian or Dystopian Future, or Merely Muddling Through?”

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11th Annual SMA Conference – “A Utopian or Dystopian Future, or Merely Muddling Through?” Author | Editor: Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.). Conference Theme This Conference assessed what today we rightly or wrongly perceive as historically unprecedented changes from the perspectives of politics and history, sociology, biology, information science, and technological innovation. There is a large […]

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Can Pakistan be Converted from a Net Spoiler to a Net Enabler of Afghan Stability?

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Can Pakistan be Converted from a Net Spoiler to a Net Enabler of Afghan Stability? Speakers: Miller, L. (RAND); Robinson, L. (RAND) Date: 13 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Linda Robinson (RAND) and Ms. Laurel Miller (RAND) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. […]

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Complexity in the Convergent Forces of Change

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Complexity in the Convergent Forces of Change Speaker: Hughes, P. (Retired) Date: 11 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Lt Gen (Ret) Patrick Hughes as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. Lt Gen Hughes began his presentation by stating that the United States, its allies, and its […]

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A Peace Deal For Afghanistan: Views of the Key Parties

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A Peace Deal For Afghanistan: Views of the Key Parties Speaker: Walsh, J. (United States Institute for Peace [USIP]) Date: 12 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Johnny Walsh (United States Institute of Peace [USIP]) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Mr. Walsh discussed […]

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Local and Regional Dynamics of Bringing Stability to Afghanistan

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Local and Regional Dynamics of Bringing Stability to Afghanistan Speaker: Ahmadzai, S. (University of Nebraska at Omaha) Date: 10 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Sher Jan Ahmadzai (University of Nebraska at Omaha) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. During this discussion, Mr. Ahmadzai […]

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The Purdue Peace Project (PPP): A Locally Driven Approach to Political Violence Prevention

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The Purdue Peace Project (PPP): A Locally Driven Approach to Political Violence Prevention Speaker: Connaughton, S. (Purdue University) Date: 10 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Stacey Connaughton (Purdue University) as a part of its SMA Speaker Series. Dr. Connaughton stated that the Purdue Peace Project (PPP) provides […]

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Comparisons of News Presentations of Afghanistan in Russian and Chinese Media

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Comparisons of News Presentations of Afghanistan in Russian and Chinese Media Speakers: Cooley, S. and Hinck, R. Date: 5 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Skye Cooley (Oklahoma State University) and Dr. Robert Hinck (Monmouth College) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. As part […]

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Adapt or Die: Taking Evolution Seriously for National Security

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Adapt or Die: Taking Evolution Seriously for National Security Speaker: Wilson, D. Date: 28 June 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. David Wilson (SUNY Binghamton) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During this presentation, Dr. Wilson explained how evolutionary theory became gene-centric and why human social […]

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Afghanistan – No Ungoverned Spaces Here

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Afghanistan – No Ungoverned Spaces Here Speaker: Liebl, V. Date: 27 June 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Vern Liebl (Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Mr. Liebl explained that, in Afghanistan, three resources dictate power in Afghanistan: […]

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Korea Strategic Outcomes: Implications for German-speaking and East-Central Europe (GS-ECE)

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Korea Strategic Outcomes: Implications for German-speaking and East-Central Europe (GS-ECE) Speaker: Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University) Date: 26 June 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. David Dorondo (Western Carolina University) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. Dr. Dorondo provided a brief background of the countries included […]

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