Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order

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Speakers: Cooley, A. (Columbia University); Nexon, D. (Georgetown University) Date: 4 August 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Alexander Cooley (Columbia University) and Prof. Daniel Nexon (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Prof. Nexon began by presenting the key argument from their book, entitled Exit from […]

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A New World Order?: The West, China, and Russia Post-COVID

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Speakers: Giles, K. (Chatham House); Pantucci, R. (RUSI) Date: 29 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Raffaello Pantucci (RUSI) and Mr. Keir Giles (Chatham House) as part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Mr. Giles first discussed how Russia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the way it […]

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Tackling Gray Rhinos: Managing High-Probability and High-Impact Threats

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Speaker: Ventura, C. (National Intelligence University) Date: 30 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Christopher Ventura (National Intelligence University) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Mr. Ventura first discussed the origin of the term “gray rhino.” He stated that Dr. Michele Wucker coined the term “gray rhino” in 2012 […]

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Operationalising Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific

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Speakers: Santoro, D. (Pacific Forum); Thomas-Noone, B. (University of Sydney); Townshend, A. (University of Sydney) Date: 28 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Ashley Townshend (University of Sydney), Dr. David Santoro (Pacific Forum), and Dr. Brendan Thomas-Noone (University of Sydney) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. […]

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Machine Learning in Practice: Local Population Data to Anticipate Instability

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Speakers: Homer, D. (Fraym) Date: 23 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Dustin Homer (Fraym) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Mr. Homer began by introducing the mission of Fraym, which is to understand local human populations around the world by mapping local communities and determining the […]

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Global Economic Prospects: Pandemic and Crisis

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Speaker: Arteta, C. (World Bank) Date: 21 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Carlos Arteta (World Bank) as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Dr. Arteta first stated that the global economy is projected to suffer the deepest and most synchronized recession since WWII, and countries with […]

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The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy Versus Autocracy From the Ancient World to the US and China

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Speaker: Kroenig, M. (Georgetown University) Date: 17 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Kroenig’s brief focused on his book, entitled The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy Versus Autocracy From the Ancient World to the US and […]

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The Geopolitical Second Wave

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Speaker: McTague, T. (The Atlantic) Date: 14 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Tom McTague (The Atlantic) as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Mr. McTague’s presentation expanded on his article in The Atlantic, published in May 2020, entitled “The Pandemic’s Geopolitical Aftershocks Are Coming.” In the […]

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A New Global Order

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Speaker: Slaughter, A. (New America) Date: 10 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter (CEO, New America) as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Dr. Slaughter presented a new framework for a global order that is more focused on connecting governments and non-government actors, and better […]

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US-China Competition in the 2020s: The Decisive Decade

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Speaker: Ward, J. (Atlas Organization) Date: 8 July 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted speaker session presented by Dr. Jonathan Ward (Atlas Organization) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. Dr. Ward addressed three primary questions during his brief: 1) Why is 2020-2030 a critical decade for US-China great power competition?; 2) What does China’s grand strategy […]

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