Not just money. How organised crime, violence, and insecurity are shaping emigration in Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala

July 2022 No Comments

Author(s): Cutrona, S. (O. P. Jindal Global University); Rosen, J. (New Jersey City University); Lindquist, K. (NSI, Inc.) Publication Preview This article utilises logistic regression analysis to determine the factors that influence people from Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala deciding to flee to other countries. By broadening the traditional migration literature, we argue that organised […]

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Ukrainian Lessons

July 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Pomerantsev, P. (Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University); Butusov, Y. (Chief Editor, Censor.NET); Rybak, V. (Analyst & Project Coordinator, Internews Ukraine); Makaruk, M. (Speaker of the International Volunteer Intelligence Community, InformNapalm) Date: 14 July 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Peter Pomerantsev (Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University), Mr. Yuriy Butusov (Chief […]

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Living Through the End of the World

July 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Zeihan, P. (Zeihan on Geopolitics) Date: 12 July 2022 Speaker Session Recording Briefing Materials

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Identifying and Exploiting Fleeting Opportunities in Complex Systems

June 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Bicknell, J. (More Cowbell Unlimited) Date: 7 July 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. John Bicknell (CEO & Founder, More Cowbell Unlimited) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Modern strategic competition is forcing decision-making to occur more quickly in an increasingly cluttered information environment. The competition to attain more information […]

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The Real Way to Succeed in a Rivalry: The Societal Foundations of National Competitiveness

June 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Mazarr, M. (RAND) Date: 6 July 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Michael Mazarr (Senior Political Scientist, RAND) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. A country’s societal dynamism is directly linked to its international competitiveness, according to Dr. Mazarr. There are seven societal characteristics related to a country’s international competitiveness: national […]

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Ukraine, Connectivity, and the Future of War

June 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Ford, M. (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex); Hoskins, A. (Professor of Global Security, University of Glasgow) Date: 29 June 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Matthew Ford (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex) and Prof. Andrew Hoskins (Professor of Global Security, University of Glasgow) as […]

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Technology and the Soldier’s Will to Fight—How Can We Foster Courage in Our New Era?

June 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Gal, R. (Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Resilience & Social Issues Section, Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel); Connable, B. (Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University); Frank, A (Senior Information Scientist, RAND) Date: 28 June 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Reuven Gal (Senior […]

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The CCP’s Ambitions to Control and Manipulate Information Spaces: Theory and Practice

June 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Ohlberg, M. (Senior Fellow and Leader of the Stockholm China Forum, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund [GMF] of the United States) Date: 22 June 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Mareike Ohlberg (Senior Fellow, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States) as part of its SMA AFOE Speaker Series. China’s […]

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Weaponizing Critical Resources on a Changing Planet

June 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Alessa, L. (President’s Professor and Director, Center for Resilient Communities, University of Idaho; Chief Scientist (ST), United States Special Operations Command) Date: 14 June 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Lilian Alessa (President’s Professor, University of Idaho; Affiliate Faculty, Texas A&M University & George Mason University; Chief Scientist, Joint […]

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How Can They (and We) Wield the Green Energy Transition for Geostrategic Power?

June 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Nugee, R. (Non-Executive Member for Climate Change and Sustainability, UK Ministry of Defence); Livingston, D. (Senior Advisor in the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry) Date: 15 June 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with panelists Lieutenant General (Retd) Richard Nugee (Former Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Lead, […]

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