Iran’s Approach to Shaping | Influencing Operations

October 2016 No Comments

Everything is Gray: Iran’s Approach to Shaping and Influence Operations. Speaker: Eisenstadt, M. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy). Date: October 2016. Michael Eisenstadt is Kahn Fellow, and director of the Military and Security Studies Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. A specialist in Persian Gulf and Arab-Israeli security affairs, he has […]

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Iran’s Regional Policy after the Nuclear Agreement

September 2016 No Comments

Iran’s Regional Policy after the Nuclear Agreement. Speaker: Nader, A. (RAND). Date: September 2016. Alireza Nader is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and author of The Days After a Deal With Iran: Continuity and Change in Iranian Foreign Policy. His research has focused on Iran’s political dynamics, elite decisionmaking, and Iranian […]

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Using Neuroscience to Understand Decisions

September 2016 No Comments

Using Neuroscience to Understand Decision Making. Speaker: Huettel, S. (Duke). Date: September 2016. Scott Huettel is the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurobiology. His research uses a combination of behavioral, genetic, physiological, and neuroscience techniques […]

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Defense Science Board 60th Anniversary

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Defense Science Board 60th Anniversary. On September 20, 2016, the Defense Science Board celebrated its 60th anniversary with an all-day event in Washington DC focused on a variety of topics from a host of speakers and panelists. Dr. Popp took part on a panel focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI): What’s Real, What’s not and is […]

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PLA Views of Information Warfare and Cyberwarfare

September 2016 No Comments

Information Dominance: PLA Views of Information Warfare and Cyberwarfare. Speaker: Cheng, D. (Heritage Foundation). Date: September 2016. Dean Cheng is currently the Senior Research Fellow for Chinese Political and Military Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. He is fluent in Chinese, and uses Chinese language materials regularly in his work. Prior to joining the Heritage Foundation, […]

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Geopolitical Visions in Chinese Media

September 2016 No Comments

Geopolitical Visions in Chinese Media. Author | Editor: Hinck, R., Manly, J., Kluver, R. & Norris, W. ((Texas A&M University). USPACOM requested that the SMA team initiate an effort to provide the Command analytical capability to identify areas of strategic risk and opportunity in the Asia- Pacific region over the next two decades. These capabilities […]

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Perspective on Chinese Strategic Thought

August 2016 No Comments

Chinese Strategic Thought. Speaker: Thomas, T. (FMSO). Date: August 2016. Timothy L. Thomas is a senior analyst at the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in the summer of 1993. Mr. Thomas received a B.S. from West Point and an M.A. from […]

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The Role of Deterrence in Gray Zone Conflict

August 2016 No Comments

The Role of Deterrence in Gray Zone Conflict. Speaker: Gartzke, E. (University of California, San Diego). Date: August 2016. Erik Gartzke is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) at the University of California, San Diego, where he has been a member of the research faculty since […]

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Law in the Gray Zone: Lawfare and Legal Issues

August 2016 No Comments

Law in the Gray Zone: Lawfare and Legal Challenges in Responding to Hybrid Threats. Speaker: Huntley, T. CAPT (Navy). Date: August 2016. CAPT Todd Huntley is currently assigned as the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy for International and Operational Law. He also serves as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

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Russian “Firehose of Falsehood” Propaganda

July 2016 No Comments

The Russian “Firehose of Falsehood” Propaganda Model Why It Might Work and Options to Counter It. Speaker: Paul, C. (RAND). Date: July 2016. Dr. Christopher Paul is a Senior Social Scientist working out of RAND’s Pittsburgh office. Prior to joining RAND full-time in July of 2002, he worked at RAND as adjunct staff for six […]

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