Negotiating with the Leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Inferences from Thematic Content Analysis

January 2019 No Comments

Negotiating with the Leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Inferences from Thematic Content Analysis Authors | Editors: Morrison, B. (University of British Columbia); Suedfeld, P. (University of British Columbia) Executive Summary The UBC research group assessed psychological processes of six DPRK leaders, including Kim Jong-un, using thematic content analysis for integrative complexity and […]

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The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

January 2019 No Comments

“The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder” Speaker: McFate, S. (National Defense University) Date: 24 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Sean McFate (National Defense University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. McFate first explained the purpose of his book, which is to […]

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Great Power Competition in the Indo-Pacific in the 21st Century

January 2019 No Comments

“Great Power Competition in the Indo-Pacific in the 21st Century” Speaker: Isacsson, J. (UK Ministry of Defence Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC)) Date: 23 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Col Joachim Isacsson (UK Ministry of Defence Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre [DCDC]) as a part of its Future of […]

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AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives

January 2019 No Comments

AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives Contributors: Ahmed, S. (UC Berkeley); Bajema, N. (NDU); Bendett, S. (CNA); Chang, B. (MIT); Creemers, R. (Leiden University); Demchak, C. (Naval War College); Denton, S. (George Mason University); Ding, J. (Oxford); Hoffman, S. (MERICS); Joseph, R. (Pytho LLC); Kania, E. (Harvard); Kerr, J. […]

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Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War: NSI Podcast 06

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Scharre, P. (Center for a New American Security) Podcast Preview In NSI’s sixth podcast, SMA contributor Mr. Paul Scharre (Center for a New American Security) describes the current state of autonomous weapons technology, as well as the dilemmas and advantages surrounding US implementation of such systems. During the exclusive Q&A portion of the podcast, Mr. Scharre further explores contemporary issues and […]

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Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower

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Speaker: Beckley, M. (Tufts University) Date: 11 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Michael Beckley (Tufts University) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Beckley began his presentation by stating that the US’s economic lead over China is actually larger than most estimates display. He […]

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A Win-Win Strategy to Transform North Korea

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Speaker: Jiang, M. (Creighton University) Date: 9 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Maorong Jiang (Creighton University) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Dr. Jiang elaborated on his contributions to the NSI Virtual Think Tank (ViTTa®) report entitled “Is There a Win-Win Scenario for the Key Actors Concerned […]

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The US-Saudi Arms Deal(s) After Khashoggi

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Des Roches, D. (National Defense University) Date: 10 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Professor David Des Roches (National Defense University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Prof. Des Roches began his presentation by discussing the details of the $110B arms deal that US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman […]

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Russian Organized Crime: Evolution & Impact, at Home and Abroad

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Galeotti, M. (Mayak Intelligence) Date: 8 January 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Mark Galeotti (Mayak Intelligence) as a part of its Future of Great Power Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Galeotti discussed how Russian crime has evolved over time. He first defined “Russian organized crime” and highlighted the […]

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Media Narrative Analysis: Iranian, Russian, and Chinese News Coverage of the Future of Afghanistan

December 2018 No Comments

Media Narrative Analysis: Iranian, Russian, and Chinese News Coverage of the Future of Afghanistan Contributors: Cooley, S.C. (Oklahoma State University) & Hinck, R. S. (Monmouth College) Executive Summary This project analyzed Chinese, Russian, and Iranian media narratives concerning interests in, and future prospects of, Afghanistan stability through three phases: Phase I (May-June, 2018; 79 articles), […]

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