Geopolitical Visions in Russian Media

January 2016 No Comments

Geopolitical Visions in Russian Media. Author | Editor: Hinck, R. et al. Hinck, R. (Texas A&M University). This study sought to examine future political, security, societal and economic trends to identify where U.S. interests are in cooperation or conflict with Russian interests, and in particular, identify leverage points when dealing with Russia in a global […]

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Organizational Fear Means Failure to Tom Rieger

December 2015 No Comments

Interview With Tom Rieger on Overcoming Fear. By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant. After studying dozens of defunct companies both large and small, Tom Rieger found that fear contributed significantly to each company’s demise. Now president of NSI, Inc, he wrote Breaking the Fear Barrier: How Fear Destroys Companies From the Inside Out and What to Do […]

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Pronouncements For Defeating ISIS

November 2015 No Comments

Pronouncements For Defeating ISIS Dangerously Play Into Grand Strategy. Dr. Lawrence A. Kuznar is professor of anthropology at IPFW and has advised the US Department of Defense on global terrorism. He wrote this for The Journal Gazette on November 25, 2015. I have been part of a team of academic and government researchers who, for […]

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Response To POTUS Executive Order

October 2015 No Comments

Executive Order — Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People. Where Federal policies have been designed to reflect behavioral science insights, they have substantially improved outcomes for the individuals, families, communities, and businesses those policies serve – President Barack Obama, 2015 By Robert Popp On September 15, 2015 President Barack Obama released […]

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Comprehensive Deterrence White Paper

October 2015 No Comments

Comprehensive Deterrence White Paper. Author | Editor: U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The emerging concept of Comprehensive Deterrence is an initial effort to broaden strategic options for our National leaders to meet current and emerging security challenges. Comprehensive Deterrence internalizes the challenge from then Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Defense Innovation Memorandum (15 November 2014) to […]

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9th Annual SMA Conference – No War/No Peace…

October 2015 No Comments

9th Annual SMA Conference: No War/No Peace…A New Paradigm in International Relations and a New Normal? Author | Editor: Canna, S., Popp, G. & Yager, M. (NSI, Inc). Background Since the end of the Cold War and with the advent of the new century, new geopolitical realities have emerged that have made classical wars with […]

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Russian Opportunities and Challenges in the Arctic

October 2015 No Comments

Russia and the Arctic. Author | Editor: Levis, A. & Elder, R. (GMU). The receding of the Arctic ice presents the Russian Federation with complex opportunities and challenges, both domestic and international. Russia is investing heavily in developing the infrastructure on its Arctic coastline to support both destination shipping in the Arctic and transit shipping […]

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Putin’s Information Warfare in Ukraine

September 2015 No Comments

Putin’s Information Warfare in Ukraine, Soviet Origins of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare. Author | Editor: Snegovaya, M. (Institute for the Study of War). Russia has been using an advanced form of hybrid warfare in Ukraine since early 2014 that relies heavily on an element of information warfare that the Russians call “reflexive control.” Reflexive control causes […]

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Scientific Methods for Countering Extremism

September 2015 No Comments

Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods and Strategies. Author | Editor: Fenstermacher, L. (Air Force Research Laboratory). Why are we reissuing the paper collection, “Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods and Strategies”? The answer is simple. Five years later, violent extremism is still an issue. In September 2014, President Obama spoke at the United Nations, calling on […]

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ISIL’s Intangible Influences and Resolve

September 2015 No Comments

ISIL Influence and Resolve. Author | Editor: Astorino-Coutois, A. & Canna, S. (NSI, Inc). During FY 2014, the SOCCENT Commander requested a short-term effort to understand the psychological, ideological, narrative, emotional, cultural, and inspirational (“intangible”) nature of ISIL. As shown below, the SMA1 team really addressed two related questions: “What makes ISIL attractive?” or how […]

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