Qanon Radicalization and Conspiracy: 2017-2020

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Speaker: Bloom, M. (Georgia State University) Date: 15 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Mia Bloom (Georgia State University), as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Bloom began her presentation by noting the similarities between ISIS’s and Qanon’s methods of recruitment and radicalization, as well as their […]

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The Clash of Values in the Middle East and North Africa: Islamic Fundamentalism versus Liberal Nationalism

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Speaker: Moaddel, M. (University of Maryland) Date: 11 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA CENTCOM/AFRICOM Speaker Series, entitled “The Clash of Values in the Middle East and North Africa: Islamic Fundamentalism versus Liberal Nationalism.” The speaker was Dr. Mansoor Moaddel (University of Maryland). Dr. Moaddel began his presentation […]

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Global Strategic Situation Awareness: Economy

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Speaker: Steen, P. (US Joint Staff, J5) Date: 10 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Mr. Pete Steen (Joint Staff, J5), as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Mr. Steen began his presentation by posing the question, “How did the pandemic affect the US economy, and what are […]

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Protection’s Price: Reassurance and Burden-Sharing in U.S. Alliances

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Speaker: Blankenship, B. (University of Miami) Date: 9 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series, entitled “Protection’s Price: Reassurance and Burden-Sharing in US Alliances.” The speaker was Dr. Brian Blankenship (University of Miami). Dr. Blankenship began his presentation by discussing the conditions under […]

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Russian Military Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Developments: An Assessment

November 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Bendett, S. (CNA) Date: 4 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted speaker session presented by Mr. Samuel Bendett (CNA) as a part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. Mr. Bendett began his presentation by recognizing that new threats require new approaches to technological, intellectual, and human potential. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD), particularly over the […]

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The Development of Communication Models

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Authors | Editors: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Yager, M. (NSI, Inc.) Quick Look Preview Introduction In July 2019, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) endorsed a list of specific actions for the Operations in the Information Environment (OIE) DOTMLPF-P Change Recommendation (DCR). A requested action under item 1b asks for a “process to develop a baseline […]

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Influencing Public Behavior: Takeaways From Public Communication Scholarship

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Authors | Editors: Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kitsch, S. (Monmouth College) Quick Look Preview Summary Effective communication is a complex and fragile human process that requires strategic design, careful monitoring, and responsive adaptation (Kreps & Neuhauser, 2010). This report reviews scholarship on public communication campaigns and […]

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American Businesses and Great Power Competition

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Speaker: Votel, J. (Former Commander, USSOCOM and USCENTCOM; President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS))  Date: 18 November 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM/AFRICOM Speaker Series. The speaker was GEN (Ret.) Joseph Votel (Former Commander, USSOCOM and USCENTCOM; President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS)). GEN […]

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India and Post-COVID Global Competition: Everything You Need to Know

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Speakers: Vaishnav, M. (South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment); Madan, T. (The India Project, Brookings Institution); Chaudhuri, R. (Carnegie India); Ladwig, W. (Senior Lecturer, King’s College, London) Date: 17 November 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. Milan Vaishnav (Director, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment), Dr. Tanvi […]

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Evaluation of Counter Violent Extremism Campaigns in Nigeria, Indonesia, and the Philippines

November 2020 No Comments

Speakers: Helmus, T. (RAND); Bodine-Baron, E. (RAND); Marrone, J. (RAND) Date: 13 November 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM/AFRICOM Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. Todd Helmus (RAND), Dr. Elizabeth Bodine-Baron (RAND), and Dr. James Marrone (RAND). Dr. Helmus began the presentation by emphasizing the importance of counter violent […]

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