Barriers to Strategic Success in US Special Operations Forces Counterterrorism

February 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Lindquist, K. (NSI); Koven, B. (Deloitte Consulting & Joint Special Operations University) Date: 10 February 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Katy A. Lindquist (Principal Research Scientist, NSI) and Dr. Barnett S. Koven (Data Science Manager, Deloitte Consulting; Adjunct Faculty Member, Joint Special Operations University) as part of its SMA […]

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Countering Violent Extremism in the US Military

February 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Helmus, T. (RAND) Date: 9 February 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Todd C. Helmus (Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  There is a long history of US military personnel being targeted for recruitment by extremist organizations: even dating back to the beginnings of […]

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Poland’s New Model Army

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Bartosiak, J. (Founder and Owner, Strategy & Future; Senior Analyst, Geopolitical Futures) Date: 3 February 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Jacek Bartosiak (Founder and Owner, Strategy & Future; Senior Analyst, Geopolitical Futures) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. Russia’s troop movement to Ukraine and Belarus has caused […]

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How Can the US Department of Defense Catch Up With the CCP Within 6 Months?

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Chaillan, N. (Chief Technology Officer, Prevent Breach & Former Air Force and Space Force Chief Software Officer [CSO]) Date: 2 February 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Nicolas Chaillan (Chief Technology Officer, Prevent Breach & Former Air Force and Space Force Chief Software Officer) as part of its SMA NDU […]

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Restrictive Deterrence in Cyberspace: Findings from a Series of Online Field Experiments

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Maimon, D. (Georgia State University) Date: 1 February 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. David Maimon (Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia State University) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  Cyber-attacks have increasingly become a more prevalent national security threat since 2000; however, deterrence literature rarely mentions […]

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China’s Relationship with Russia: Drivers, Content, and Future Prospects

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Weidacher Hsiung, C. (Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)) Date: TBA Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Our speaker requested that this speaker session not be recorded. Briefing Materials

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Theater Information Advantage Element: A Construct To Gain Advantage Against Near-Peer Adversaries in Great Power Competition

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Hancock, B. (G9, 79th Theater Sustainment Command); Sleevi, N. (Military Analyst, Irregular Warfare Proponent, Mission Command Center of Excellence, US Army TRADOC); Gaines, J. (Public Affairs Officer, Cyber National Mission Force) Date: 27 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Briefing Materials

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Integrating Deterrence Across the Gray—Making It More Than Words

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Crombe, K. (US Army Strategist & Director, US Special Operations Command Central J5 Strategy, Plans, and Policy Division); Ferenzi, S. (US Army Strategist & Special Forces Officer, US Special Operations Command Central J5); Jones, R. (Principal Strategist, Donovan Integration Group, US Special Operations Command) Date: 20 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a […]

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You Are What You Risk: What Different Global Risk Choices Mean for US National Security

January 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Wucker, M. (Founder and CEO, Gray Rhino & Company) Date: 19 January 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Michele Wucker (Founder and CEO, Gray Rhino & Company) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  Gray rhinos—or threats that actors see coming and openly discuss—are having a strong impact on […]

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SMA SEEK Results: Expanding US Nuclear Capability & Pessimism About Nuclear Use in the Next 15 Years

January 2022 No Comments

Author: Popp, G. (NSI); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI); Bragg, B. (NSI) Publication Preview In August 2021, many of you participated in SMA’s inaugural Survey for Eliciting Expert Knowledge (SEEK) outreach. SEEK is SMA’s new, online capability for tapping into the collective knowledge, experience, and wisdom of our 5000+ person community of interest to generate crowdsourced insights […]

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