Deterring Iran in the Gray Zone: Insights from Four Decades of Conflict

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Speaker(s): Eisenstadt, M. (Kahn Fellow & Director of Military and Security Studies Program, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Date: 30 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Michael Eisenstadt (The Washington Institute), as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Iran has been increasing its gray zone […]

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The Challenges of Multipolar Deterrence: Theory and Evidence

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Speaker(s): Narang, V. (Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Date: 29 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Vipin Narang (Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), as part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series. More countries building […]

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US versus China: Promoting ‘Constructive Competition’ to Avoid ‘Destructive Competition’

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Authors | Editors: Cabayan, H. (LLNL); Elder, R. (George Mason University); Peterson, N. (NSI); Bragg, B. (NSI); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI); Campbell, A. (LLNL); Davis, Z. (LLNL); Denmark, A. (The Wilson Center); Harold, S. (RAND Corporation); Hoffman, M. (Lockheed Martin); Kirkpatrick, D. (LLNL); Mastro, O. (Maj, USAFR) (USINDOPACOM; Stanford University; AEI); Monroe, M. (Marshall Monroe Magic; […]

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Information in Joint Operations: Insights for Commanders and Planners From Competitive Risk Modeling

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Author(s): Elder, R. (George Mason University); Levis, A. (George Mason University) Publication Preview George Mason University (GMU) worked with Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify risks to competition effectiveness that could be mitigated through improved integration of information into joint and unified action operations. The initial focus was aligned with evolving […]

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What Just Happened in Afghanistan?

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Speaker(s): Malkasian, C. (CNA); Schroden, J. (CNA) Date: 9 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Carter Malkasian (CNA) and Dr. Jonathan Schroden (CNA) as part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Session. The Taliban was able to retake Afghanistan because of several factors including: a) grievances against the Afghan Central Government […]

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Did Globalization Go Too Far?

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Speaker(s): Krugman, P. (Distinguished Professor of Economics, Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Columnist, New York Times International Studies (SAIS)) Date: 7 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Paul Krugman (Distinguished Professor of Economics, Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Columnist, New York […]

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What is the Real Story of China in Africa?

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Speaker(s): Brautigam, D. (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)) Date: 8 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Deborah Bräutigam (Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy & Director of the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)) as part […]

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The Future Character of Information in Strategy: Forged by Cognition and Technology

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Author(s): Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology) Publication preview: The basic cognitive nature of how human brains process information hasn’t changed for millennia, including how we use information in strategy. Information is crucial for strategy aimed at others, whether that is outwitting adversaries or cooperating with allies. And even a superb strategy must be conveyed to one’s […]

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National Security in a Digital World

August 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Gordon, S. (Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence) Date: 31 August 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with the Honorable Sue Gordon (Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence) as part of its SMA INSS/PRISM Speaker Series. The vast amount of current and emerging technologies allows any individual or governing body […]

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The Delicate Balance of Survivability: New Insights from Game Theory on How Missile Defense and Counterforce Impact Strategic Stability and Deterrence

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Speaker(s): Bahney, B. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory); Soper, B. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Date: 2 September 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Benjamin W. Bahney (Senior Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) and Dr. Braden C. Soper (Data Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Speaker Series.  By […]

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