SMA Perspectives Virtual Discussion

November 2021 No Comments

US versus China: Promoting “Constructive Competition” to Avoid “Destructive Competition” NOTE: This event has passed. Tuesday, November 16th 2021 1300–1500 (EST) Please join SMA for its second SMA Perspectives Virtual Discussion: a two-hour companion event to our recently released SMA Perspectives volume, US versus China: Promoting “Constructive Competition” to Avoid “Destructive Competition.” The discussion will […]

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Security Implications of Germany’s Federal Election—An Interim Assessment

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University) Date: 4 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. David R. Dorondo (Western Carolina University) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Session. Germany’s latest political elections were among the most impactful political moments in Europe since the end of the Cold War. The election […]

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Deterrence and Defense Strategy: Old Lessons and New Contexts

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Malkasian, C. (CNA) Date: 3 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Carter Malkasian (CNA) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Session. New academic studies focusing on multipolar nuclear deterrence are necessary to understand how posturing and brinksmanship by actors can deter a potential conflict or lead […]

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The Power of Will in International Conflict: How to Think Critically in Complex Environments

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Hall, W. M. (Brigadier General, US Army, Retired); Finkelstein, M. (Chief Scientist, Hughes Aircraft, Advanced Concepts Directorate, Space and Communications Group & President of FlightScience, LLC); Citrenbaum, G. (President/Chief Scientist of Systems Analytics, SoSACorp) Date: 2 November 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Wayne Michael (Mike) Hall (Brigadier General, US […]

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Cognitive Defense Against Massive Information Threats—Our Near Futures

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Singer, P. W. (Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America); Wright, N. (Consultant, Intelligent Biology) Date: 28 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Nicholas Wright (University College London, Georgetown University) and Dr. Peter W. Singer (New America), as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Disinformation is becoming a more prevalent […]

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Cyber Risks in Nuclear Escalation Scenarios

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Lin, H. (Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation & Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security, Hoover Institution, Stanford University) Date: 27 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Herb Lin (Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security, Hoover Institution & Senior […]

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Russian Grand Strategy: Reality and Rhetoric

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Charap, S. (Senior Political Scientist, RAND); Massicot, D. (Senior Policy Researcher, RAND) Date: 14 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Samuel Charap (Senior Political Scientist, RAND) and Ms. Dara Massicot (Senior Policy Researcher, RAND), as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series.   Russia’s strategic military doctrine mostly matches their conventional […]

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How to Make Alliances Succeed Across Multiple Dimensions of Power: Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, and Historical Lessons

October 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Sawers, J. (Former Head of MI6); Schoff, J. (Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA); Westad , A. (Yale University) Date: 19 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Sir John Sawers (Former Head of MI6), James Schoff (Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA), and Odd Arne Westad (Yale University), as part of its SMA UK MoD Strategic Advantage Speaker Series. […]

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Competing Visions of World Order

September 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Ferguson, N. (Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University & Senior Faculty Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard) Date: 7 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Niall Ferguson (Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University & Senior Faculty Fellow, Belfer Center for Science […]

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Adapting the Future Forces for Strategic Advantage—US and UK Senior Leaders in Conversation

September 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Gale, I. (Director General Joint Force Development, UK StratCom); Munsch, S. (Director for Joint Force Development, J7, US Joint Staff) Date: 13 October 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Air Marshal Ian Gale (Director General Joint Force Development, UK StratCom) and Vice Admiral Stuart Munsch (Director for Joint Force Development, J7, US […]

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