Key Actor Interests in the Asia Pacific – A Korea Strategic Outcomes Virtual Think Tank Report

August 2018 No Comments

[Q8] How do key actors in the Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, and the United States) define their key national interests / regional objectives in Northeast Asia and the Western Pacific? What are seen by each actor to be the major threats to each interest? Are there […]

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Monitoring Nuclear Agreements with North Korea (and Iran and Russia): Applying Lessons from the Past to the New Digital Age

August 2018 No Comments

Monitoring Nuclear Agreements with North Korea (and Iran and Russia): Applying Lessons from the Past to the New Digital Age Speaker: Lauder, J. (Areté Associates) Date: 3 August 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. John Lauder (Areté Associates) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. Mr. Lauder […]

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What Military Leaders Need to Know about Artificial Intelligence

August 2018 No Comments

What Military Leaders Need to Know about Artificial Intelligence Speakers: Carley, K. (Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems [CASOS] at Carnegie Mellon University); McCulloh, I. (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory) Date: 2 August 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Ian McCulloh (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics […]

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Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan

August 2018 No Comments

Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan Speaker: Young, D. (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction [SIGAR]) Date: 1 August 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. David Young (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction [SIGAR]) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Mr. Young began […]

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Marketization of the North Korean Economy

July 2018 No Comments

[Q7] Many analysts indicate that due to the partial marketization of the North Korean economy, the economy has stabilized somewhat. What were the key reasons the regime made the decision to marketize? What factors inhibit a broader marketization of the economy? Authors | Editors: Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Summary Response This report summarizes the input […]

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Documenting the Virtual Caliphates

July 2018 No Comments

Documenting the Virtual Caliphates Speaker: Bloom, M. (Georgia State University) Date: 27 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Mia Bloom (Georgia State University) as a part of its SMA DHS Speaker Series. Dr. Bloom spoke about her Minerva-funded research, which examines the themes that emerge in ISIS propaganda, […]

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Analyzing Digital Traces of Political Manipulation: The 2016 Russian Interference Twitter Campaign

July 2018 No Comments

Analyzing Digital Traces of Political Manipulation: The 2016 Russian Interference Twitter Campaign Speaker: Lerman, K. (University of Southern California [USC] Information Sciences Institute [ISI]) Date: 24 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Kristina Lerman (University of Southern California [USC] Information Sciences Institute [ISI]) as a part of its […]

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Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) of Stability Pathways in Afghanistan- Phase I Insights

July 2018 No Comments

Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) of Stability Pathways in Afghanistan- Phase I Insights Speakers: Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.); Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Krakar, J. (USARMY TRADOC G-27); Pagano, S. (NSI, Inc.) Date: 20 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) […]

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China’s Role and Interests in Afghanistan

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China’s Role and Interests in Afghanistan Speaker: Pantucci, R. (Royal United Services Institute [RUSI]) Date: 20 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Raffaello Pantucci (Royal United Services Institute [RUSI]) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Mr. Pantucci first provided a brief history of China’s […]

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Afghanistan: Devolution and ‘Good’ Corruption

July 2018 No Comments

Afghanistan: Devolution and ‘Good’ Corruption Speaker: Chayes, S. (Carnegie Institute for International Peace [CEIP]) Date: 18 July 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Sarah Chayes (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [CEIP]) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. During her discussion, Ms. Chayes provided insights on […]

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