Assessing Intent – From the Mind to the Feet

February 2011 No Comments

From the Mind to the Feet: Assessing the Perception-to-Intent-to-Action Dynamic. Author | Editor: Kuznar, L., Astorino-Courtois, A. & Canna, S. (NSI, Inc). The purpose of From the Mind to the Feet is to open a much deeper dialogue about gauging intent than currently exists ei- ther in operational or academic arenas. It is intended to […]

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Use of Remote Sensing to Assess Political Durability

December 2010 No Comments

The Use of Remote Sensing to Support the Assessment of Political Durability. Author | Editor: Canna, S., Baker, T. & Yager, M. (NSI, Inc). The Use of Remote Sensing to Support the Assessment of Political Durability Pilot Workshop was held jointly by the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Office and the US Army Corps of Engineers […]

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Neurobiology Insights on Political Violence

December 2010 No Comments

Proceedings from the Neurobiology of Political Violence: New Tools, New Insights Workshop. Author | Editor: Canna, S. (NSI, Inc). The Neurobiology of Political Violence: New Tools, New Techniques workshop hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM), the Joint Staff, and the Strategic Multilayer Assessment Office (OSD) brought together nearly […]

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Afghan Cooperation with ISAF Development Projects

December 2010 No Comments

Cooperation Under the Shadow of the Future: Explaining Low Levels of Afghan Cooperation with ISAF Development and Security Projects. Author | Editor: Geva, N. & Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc). This project addresses two major interrelated objectives. The first objective is a substantive one: we are interested in better understanding why Afghan participation in ISAF and […]

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Discourse Analysis of In- and Out-Group Arabic News

September 2010 No Comments

Analysis of Discourse Accent and Discursive Practices Indicators & Warnings Practices I&W. Author | Editor: Toman, P., Kuznar, L., Baker, T. & Hartman, A. (NSI, Inc). Because 1) discourse is not neutral, and 2) people differentiate between in-groups and out- groups, discourse almost always reflects an individual’s in-group and out-group assumptions. Boundary maintenance between groups […]

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Counter and Delegitimize Violent Extremism

May 2010 No Comments

Defining a Strategic Campaign for Working with Partners to Counter and Delegitimize Violent Extremism Workshop. Author | Editor: Arana, A., Baker, T. & Canna, S. (NSI, Inc). Dr. Hriar Cabayan, OSD, welcomed the participants on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD), the State Department (DoS), and the RAND Corporation to the Defining a Strategic […]

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African-American Women Depression & Ethnic Identity

January 2010 No Comments

Depression and ethnic identity among African-American women. Author: Settles, I., Navarrete, C. D., Pagano, S. J., Abdou, C. & Sidanius, J. Abstract This study examines direct, interactive, and indirect effects of racial identity and depression in a sample of 379 African American women. Results indicated that higher racial private and public regard were associated with […]

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Protecting Homeland from Int’l & Domestic Terrorism

January 2010 No Comments

Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement. Author | Editor: Fenstermacher, L. (Air Force Research Laboratory), Kuznar, L., Rieger, T. (NSI, Inc) & Speckhard, A. (Independent Consultant). It would be comforting to be able to find some […]

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Regional Stability Impacted by Global Crises

January 2010 No Comments

Perspectives on Political and Social Regional Stability Impacted by Global Crises – A Social Science Context. Author | Editor: Cabayan, H. (Joint Staff), Sotirin, B. et al. (USACE-HQ, CERD). Cooperative security, stability operations and irregular warfare missions require a better understanding of the complex operational environment, notably through rich contextual understanding of the factors affecting […]

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PAKAF Rich Contextual Understanding of COIN

January 2010 No Comments

SMA PAKAF Rich Contextual Understanding (RCU) Project: Information and Analyses in Support of COIN Operations Executive Summary. Author | Editor: Canna, S. (NSI, Inc). The Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) program provides planning support to COCOMs and warfighters. The program coordinates with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and STRATCOM to support […]

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