SMA Quick Concepts Series: Global Influence

October 2019 No Comments

SMA Quick Concepts Series: Global Influence Author | Editor: Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.) Summary “Influence” and “power” are foundational to how geopolitics are discussed and understood. Many American planners and policymakers are strong believers in global influence: fearing both its relative and absolute loss; seeking to “grow” and “spread” the United States’ influence; and trying […]

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The Age of Disruption: How Power Shifts Create More Conflict

September 2019 No Comments

The Age of Disruption: How Power Shifts Create More Conflict Authors | Editors: Aviles, W. (NSI); Blocksome, P. (Naval War College– Monterey); Bolduc, D. (Truth to Power LLC); Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); DeGennaro, P. (USARMY TRADOC G2 OEC); Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kamp, A. (University of Maryland START); Koven, B. (University of Maryland START); Kuznar, L. (NSI); Levi-Sanchez, S. (Naval War […]

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Maximizing US Assistance: Stabilization Assistance Review & Great Power Competition

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“Maximizing US Assistance: Stabilization Assistance Review & Great Power Competition“ Speakers: Leggiero, K. (Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Stabilization and Humanitarian Affairs); Ellis, V. (US Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations) Date: 20 September 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session […]

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Geopolitics: Mahan, Mackinder, Spykman, Kennan, China, Climate Change, and Current US Strategies

September 2019 No Comments

“Geopolitics: Mahan, Mackinder, Spykman, Kennan, China, Climate Change, and Current US Strategies” Speaker: Jones, R. (USSOCOM J52 Donovan Group) Date: 19 September 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Robert Jones (USSOCOM J52 Donnovan Group) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Mr. Jones first presented a series of thoughts for […]

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Russian and Chinese Activities in Central Asia

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“Russian and Chinese Activities in Central Asia” Speaker: Laruelle, M. (George Washington University) Date: 18 September 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Laruelle first discussed China’s and Russia’s current roles in Central Asia. China became Central Asia’s main […]

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Violent Non-State Actors and the Kashmir Conflict

September 2019 No Comments

Violent Non-State Actors and the Kashmir Conflict Authors | Editors: Ligon, G. (University of Nebraska Omaha); Logan, M. (University of Nebraska Omaha); Zimmerman, L. (University of Nebraska Omaha) Abstract In this study, we examine five active Violent Non-State Actors (VNSAs) and their capacity for violence in a potential conflict in the Kashmir region. The four VNSA include Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammad, […]

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Jammu and Kashmir Reach Back: Media Analysis of Extremist Activities in Indian and Pakistani News

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Jammu and Kashmir Reach Back: Media Analysis of Extremist Activities in Indian and Pakistani News Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Utterback, R. (Monmouth College) Executive Summary The following study explored how extremist organizations may take advantage of the Kashmir crisis; it identifies prominent extremist organizations and stakeholder interests reported […]

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Using Narratives to Shape Chinese and Russian Behavior – A Future of Global Competition and Conflict Virtual Think Tank Report

September 2019 No Comments

Using Narratives to Shape Chinese and Russian Behavior – A Future of Global Competition and Conflict Virtual Think Tank Report Authors | Editor: Kuznar, E. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Subject Matter Expert Contributors Dean Cheng (Heritage Foundation), Dr. Skye Cooley (Oklahoma State University), Dr. Nicholas J. Cull (University of Southern California), Dr. […]

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Chinese and Russian Economic Statecraft: Strategic Threat or Benign Business Activity? – A Future of Global Competition and Conflict Virtual Think Tank Report

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Chinese and Russian Economic Statecraft: Strategic Threat or Benign Business Activity? – A Future of Global Competition and Conflict Virtual Think Tank Report Author | Editors: Pagano, S. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.); Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.) Subject Matter Expert Contributors Dr. Kerry Brown (King’s College, London), Dean Cheng (Heritage Foundation), Major Christopher Culver (US Air Force Academy), Abraham […]

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Power Under Parity – A Future of Global Competition and Conflict Virtual Think Tank Report

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Power Under Parity – A Future of Global Competition and Conflict Virtual Think Tank Report Author | Editors: Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.); Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Subject Matter Expert Contributors Paul I. Bernstein (National Defense University), Dean Cheng (Heritage Foundation), Abraham M. Denmark (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), Michael Fabey (Jane’s Fighting Ships), Dr. Peter Layton (Griffith University), […]

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