What Deters and Why: Exploring Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression

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“What Deters and Why: Exploring Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression” Speaker: Mazarr, M. (RAND) Date: 11 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Michael Mazarr (RAND) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Mazarr spoke about a recent RAND study, entitled “What Deters and Why: Assessing […]

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Assessment of Pathways to Regime Collapse in the DPRK

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Assessment of Pathways to Regime Collapse in the DPRK Authors | Editors: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Pagano, S. (NSI, Inc.) Introduction and Purpose of Study The collapse of the North Korean economy and disastrous famine of the mid-1990s forced the regime to adapt its centrally-planned economy—most notably by allowing limited and small-scale private entrepreneurship among […]

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Modeling Persuasion through Human/Machine Coding

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“Modeling Persuasion through Human/Machine Coding” Speakers: Ng, V. (University of Texas at Dallas); Rankin, M. (University of Texas at Dallas) Date: 7 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Monica Rankin (University of Texas at Dallas) and Dr. Vincent Ng (University of Texas at Dallas) as a part of […]

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Chinese Strategic Interests and Operations in Central Asia

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“Chinese Strategic Interests and Operations in Central Asia” Speaker: Pantucci, R. (Royal United Services Institute) Date: 4 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Raffaello Pantucci (Royal United Services Institute [RUSI]) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. To begin his presentation, Mr. […]

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LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

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“LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media” Speaker: Singer, P. (New America) Date: 3 December 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted an exclusive Q&A session featuring Dr. Peter Singer (New America) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. During this Q&A session, the following questions were addressed: 1. Could you explain the meaning of […]

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Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons

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“Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons” Speaker: Futter, A. (University of Leicester) Date: 29 November 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Andrew Futter (University of Leicester) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Futter highlighted his research on cyber […]

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A General Purpose Risk Assessment System Supporting Black Swan Theory

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“A General Purpose Risk Assessment System Supporting Black Swan Theory” Speaker: Ehlschlaeger, C. (US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Lab (CEERD-CERL)) Date: 28 November 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Chuck Ehlschlaeger (US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, […]

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Contested Space Operations, Space Defense, Deterrence, and Warfighting: Summary Findings and Integration Report

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Contested Space Operations, Space Defense, Deterrence, and Warfighting: Summary Findings and Integration Report Authors | Editors: Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc.); Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.); Elder, R. (George Mason University) Summary of Findings Dr. Allison Astorino-Courtois, NSI and Dr. Robert Elder, GMU The following are key findings from eleven quantitative, qualitative, and simulation studies conducted for […]

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SMA Panel Discussion- Leveraging Cognitive Science and Technology for Learning and Action

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“SMA Panel Discussion- Leveraging Cognitive Science and Technology for Learning and Action” Speakers: Lyle, D. (Air Education and Training Command [AETC] and Air University), Bunting, M. (University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language [UMD CASL]); Bradley, P. (UMD CASL); Linck, J. (UMD CASL); Gluck, K. (Air Force Research Laboratory [AFRL] Cognitive Science, Models, […]

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SMA Korea Strategic Outcomes Effort- Results and Primary Findings Panel Discussion

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“SMA Korea Strategic Outcomes Effort- Results and Primary Findings Panel Discussion” Speakers: Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc.); Blank, S. (American Foreign Policy Council); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc. / Purdue University- Fort Wayne; Rinna, A. (Sino-NK) Date: 20 November 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its […]

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