One Belt, One Movie: China’s Campaign to Cancel America’s Cultural Dominance and Assert New Narratives

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Speakers: Davis, Z. (Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Lab); Monroe, M. (Marshall Monroe Magic, Founder, National Center for Soft Power Strategies) Date: 13 January 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Zachary S. Davis (Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Lab) and Mr. Marshall Monroe (Marshall Monroe Magic, Founder, National […]

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Neglected History, Forgotten Lessons: The Struggle for Minds and Wills Relies on Leadership First, Organization Second

January 2021 No Comments

Speaker: Armstrong, M. (PhD Student, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London) Date: 14 January 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Mr. Matthew Armstrong (PhD Student, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London), as a part of its new SMA Integrating Information in Joint Operations (IIJO) Speaker Series. Mr. Armstrong took a historical approach to his presentation. […]

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Economics, Diplomacy, and Great Power Competition

January 2021 No Comments

Speaker: Zoellick, R. (Former World Bank President; US Trade Representative; and Deputy Secretary, Undersecretary, and Counselor to the US Department of State) Date: 12 January 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Hon. Robert Zoellick (Former World Bank President; US Trade Representative; and Deputy Secretary, Undersecretary, and Counselor to the US Department of State), as a part of its SMA […]

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Propaganda: Indexing and Framing and the Tools of Disinformation

December 2020 No Comments

Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kluver, Z. (Oklahoma State University) Quick Look Preview Overview Propaganda has evolved significantly alongside the economic and technologically-driven forces of globalization. What was once the domain of pamphlets, posters, radio, and television has adapted within an ever-expanding virtual landscape […]

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Inoculation Theory

December 2020 No Comments

Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kitsch, S. (Monmouth College) Quick Look Preview Overview This Quick Look specifically assesses and describes how one area of social scientific research, called Inoculation Theory, can be used to build individual resistance to attitude change, especially as it relates […]

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Communicative Power in a Globalized “Network Society”

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Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kitsch, S. (Monmouth College) Quick Look Preview Key Points The economic and technological connectivities of globalization have created a “Network Society.” The Network Society is comprised of interconnected social, organizational, and strategic networks capable of sending information globally at […]

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What COVID Reveals: Global Governance in Flux and Possible New Directions for Government

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Zalman, A. (Prescient & Georgetown University) Date: 16 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Amy Zalman (Prescient & Georgetown University), as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Dr. Zalman began her presentation by discussing the current distribution and redistribution of power in the world. Global power is […]

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Qanon Radicalization and Conspiracy: 2017-2020

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Bloom, M. (Georgia State University) Date: 15 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Mia Bloom (Georgia State University), as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Bloom began her presentation by noting the similarities between ISIS’s and Qanon’s methods of recruitment and radicalization, as well as their […]

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The Clash of Values in the Middle East and North Africa: Islamic Fundamentalism versus Liberal Nationalism

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Moaddel, M. (University of Maryland) Date: 11 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA CENTCOM/AFRICOM Speaker Series, entitled “The Clash of Values in the Middle East and North Africa: Islamic Fundamentalism versus Liberal Nationalism.” The speaker was Dr. Mansoor Moaddel (University of Maryland). Dr. Moaddel began his presentation […]

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Global Strategic Situation Awareness: Economy

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Steen, P. (US Joint Staff, J5) Date: 10 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Mr. Pete Steen (Joint Staff, J5), as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Mr. Steen began his presentation by posing the question, “How did the pandemic affect the US economy, and what are […]

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