The Berkeley Protocol as a New Guide for Strengthening Digital Investigation Methods

August 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Koenig, A. (Executive Director, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law; Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law; Co-founder, UC Berkeley Investigations Lab); Freeman, L. (Director of Technology, Law, and Policy, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law) Date: 24 August 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Alexa […]

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Russia’s Revolution in Intelligence Affairs

August 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Jonsson, O. (Director, Phronesis Analysis; Researcher, Swedish Defence University) Date: 16 August 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Oscar Jonsson (Director, Phronesis Analysis; Researcher, Swedish Defence University) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. Decision makers and military strategists expect artificial intelligence (AI) to change how war is fought. AI is a […]

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Misinformation in Africa: An Overview of Current and Future Research

August 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Wasserman, H. (University of Cape Town, South Africa); Madrid-Morales, D. (University of Sheffield) Date: 11 August 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Herman Wasserman (University of Cape Town) and Dr. Dani Madrid-Morales (University of Sheffield) as part of its SMA AFOE Speaker Series. There is an increasing global concern relating to […]

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Why are we integrating now—and how can we integrate better?

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Author(s): Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology) Report Preview Integrating effectively has always provided a strategic edge, from the ancient world to the present day. Integration is a central theme of the 2022 National Defense Strategy. Here we ask: Why is the United States seeking to integrate now—and how can it integrate better? Now, for the first […]

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The New Character of the “Fog of War”—Seeing to Know and Seeing to Strike

August 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Shanahan, J. (Former Director of the US Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Center (JAIC); Member of the Board of Advisors, Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)); Kilcullen, D. (President & CEO, Cordillera Applications Group, Inc.) Date: 10 August 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Lt Gen Jack Shanahan (Former Inaugural Director […]

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China in Sri Lanka and the Political Economic Crisis

July 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Abeyagoonasekera, A. (The Millennium Project) Date: 2 August 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera (The Millennium Project) as part of its SMA INDPOPACOM Speaker Series. Mr. Abeyagoonasekera began the presentation by stating that China’s loans and investments in Sri Lanka are ultimately creating a debt trap. China is taking advantage of Sri Lanka’s […]

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Value Chains in Flux: Commercial and Geopolitical Imperatives Framing Possible Futures

July 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Steen, P. (Global Strategy and Economics Advisor, US Department of Defense, Joint Staff Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate, Director’s Advisory Group) Date: 27 July 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Pete Steen (Global Strategy and Economics Advisor, US Department of Defense, Joint Staff Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate, Director’s Advisory Group) […]

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Long Shadows: Deterrence in a Multipolar Nuclear Age

July 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Pettyjohn, S. (Senior Fellow & Director of the Defense Program, Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) Date: 26 July 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn (Senior Fellow & Director of the Defense Program, Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker […]

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Race for the Future of Money: Fragmentation, Competition, and National Security in the World of Distributed Ledger Technology

July 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Kumar, A. (Assistant Director for Digital Currency, GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council) Date: 20 July 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Ananya Kumar (Assistant Director for Digital Currency, GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council) as part of its SMA “Anticipating the Future Operational Environment” (AFOE) Speaker Series. Since Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2009 white paper on blockchain […]

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Gangs, violence, and fear: Punitive Darwinism in El Salvador

July 2022 No Comments

Author(s): Rosen, J. (New Jersey City University); Cutrona, S. (O. P. Jindal Global University); Lindquist, K. (NSI, Inc.) Publication Preview This article evaluates the factors impacting support for tough on crime policies in El Salvador. Examining theoretical and empirical scholarly work, we look at how fear, together with social and political contexts drive public appetite […]

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