Guns to Butter: Economic Concerns and Policy Preferences in Russia

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“Guns to Butter: Economic Concerns and Policy Preferences in Russia“ Speaker: Snegovaya, M. (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) Date: 12 September 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Maria Snegovaya (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) as a part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. Dr. Snegovaya first explained […]

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Talking to the Enemy: Explaining Diplomatic Strategy in Conflicts with China

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“Talking to the Enemy: Explaining Diplomatic Strategy in Conflicts with China“ Speaker: Mastro, O. (Georgetown University) Date: 9 September 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. Dr. Mastro first explained the motivation behind her research. The US does not have a good understanding of how […]

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SMA Quick Concepts Series: Extended Deterrence

September 2019 No Comments

SMA Quick Concepts Series: Extended Deterrence Authors | Editors: Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University) & Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc) Summary Extended deterrence encompasses pledges of military protection by a deterrent power to its allies and/or partners against a common potential aggressor. In the US case, these pledges constitute formal military commitments. These commitments can be, […]

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The Opioid Crisis: China, National Security, and the Undeclared Conflict

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“The Opioid Crisis: China, National Security, and the Undeclared Conflict” Panel Discussion Speakers: Bremseth, L. R. (Ret.); Giordano, J. (Georgetown University); Reist, D. (Knowledge Management Inc. (KMI)); von Trytek, A. (Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)) Date: 6 September 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Presenters included Prof. James Giordano (Georgetown University), CAPT […]

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Problems in Viewing China’s Rise as a Threat to the Liberal International Order

September 2019 No Comments

“Problems in Viewing China’s Rise as a Threat to the Liberal International Order“ Speaker: Glasser, C. (George Washington University) Date: 5 September 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Prof. Charles Glaser (George Washington University) as a part of its SMA Minerva Speaker Series. During his brief, Prof. Glaser discussed his project for the Minerva Research Institute focused […]

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China’s Belt and Road: Myths, Risks, and Responses

August 2019 No Comments

“China’s Belt and Road: Myths, Risks, and Responses“ Speaker: Hillman, J. (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) Date: 28 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Jonathan Hillman (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. During his brief, Mr. Hillman discussed what China’s […]

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FMSO Review of Selected Operational Environment Watch (OE Watch) Articles

August 2019 No Comments

“FMSO Review of Selected Operational Environment Watch (OE Watch) Articles” Speaker: Bartles, C. (Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO)); Finch, C. (FMSO); Kaya, K. (FMSO); Wilhelm, T. (FMSO) Date: 27 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview A summary of this speaker session will not be provided, as per the speakers’ request. Speaker Session Audio File This speaker session was not recorded, as per the speakers’ request. Download the Speakers’ […]

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Game Theory Applications to 21st Century Deterrence

August 2019 No Comments

“Game Theory Applications to 21st Century Deterrence“ Speaker: Coletta, D. (US Air Force Academy) Date: 23 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Damon Coletta (US Air Force Academy) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. During his brief, Mr. Coletta discussed game theory’s application to modern deterrence. […]

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When the Friend of My Friends is Not My Friend: The United States, US Allies, and Russia in the Middle East

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“When the Friend of My Friends is Not My Friend: The United States, US Allies, and Russia in the Middle East” Speaker: Katz, M. (George Mason University) Date: 22 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Prof. Mark Katz (George Mason University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM / EUCOM Speaker Series. Prof. Katz […]

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Trained to Kill: Battlefield Participation in Kurdish Fighters

August 2019 No Comments

“Trained to Kill: Battlefield Participation in Kurdish Fighters“ Speaker: Cancian, M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Date: 16 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Matthew Cancian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During his presentation, Mr. Cancian posed the following question: Can US training improve battlefield participation of our partners? He […]

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