Multi-Method Assessment of ISIL in Iraq and Syria

December 2014 No Comments

Multi-Method Assessment of ISIL. Author | Editor: Cabayan, H. (Joint Staff) & Canna, S. (NSI, Inc). SOCCENT has requested a short-term effort to assess the appeal of ISIL, specifically to answer, “What makes ISIL so magnetic, inspirational, and deeply resonant with a specific, but large, portion of the Islamic population allowing it to draw recruitment […]

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A New Info Paradigm? From Genes to ‘Big Data’

October 2014 No Comments

8th Annual SMA Conference: A New Information Paradigm? From Genes to ‘Big Data’ and Instagram to Persistent Surveillance…Implications for National Security. Author | Editor: Cabayan, H. (Joint Staff) & Canna, S. (NSI, Inc). We live in an age characterized by the reshaping of society through the presence of information and networks. The proliferation of information […]

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NeuroS&T Influence and Deterrence Effects

May 2014 No Comments

Leveraging Neuroscientific and Neurotechnological (NeuroS&T) Developments with Focus on Influence and Deterrence in a Networked World. Author | Editor: Fay, T. Brig Gen (Joint Staff) & Barraza, J. (Claremont Graduate University). This white volume focuses on possible ways that insights from the neurosciences may be incorporated into, and used within the United States Government’s (USG) […]

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Implications and Lessons Learned for Megacities

May 2014 No Comments

Implications and Lessons Learned for Megacities. Author | Editor: Desjardins, A. (NSI, Inc). Our analysis of Dhaka shows how common problems of governance (lack of capacity, unclear lines of authority) and provision of services are magnified in both scale and impact in the context of megacities. Although the focus of this analysis was a single […]

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Understanding Megacities with the ISR Paradigm

April 2014 No Comments

Understanding Megacities with the Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Intelligence Paradigm. Author | Editor: Ehlschlaeger, C. (ERDC). Given the challenges of declining DOD budgets while improving our ability to monitor megacity populations, this white describe many of the issues facing the DOD for phase zero operations and collecting theinformation necessary should conflicts escalate. The overriding goal of […]

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Socio-Cultural Analysis with the ISR Paradigm

April 2014 No Comments

Socio-Cultural Analysis with the Reconnaisance, Surveillance, and Intelligence Paradigm. Author | Editor: Ehlschlaeger, C. (ERDC). Socio-Cultural Analysis (SCA) has evolved rapidly over the past decade as conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have forced the DOD to reappraise the techniques used to collect information about the populations in conflict zones. As these two major con- flicts […]

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Leader Assessment of Bashar al-Assad (Part I)

February 2014 No Comments

A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-method Approach to Leader Assessment at a Distance: The Case of Bashar al-Assad. Author | Editor: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc), Suedfeld, P. (University of British Columbia), Spitaletta, J. (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory) & Morrison, B. (University of British Columbia). This report suggests potential types of actions and messages most likely to influence […]

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Leader Assessment of Bashar al-Assad (Part II)

February 2014 No Comments

A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-method Approach to Leader Assessment at a Distance: The Case of Bashar al-Assad (Part II: Analytic Approaches). Author | Editor: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc) & Suedfeld, P. et al. (University of British Columbia). This report suggests potential types of actions and messages most likely to influence and deter Bashar al-Assad from using force […]

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7th Annual SMA Conference – What Now, What Next?

November 2013 No Comments

7th Annual SMA Conference: Over a Decade into the 21st Century…What Now? What Next? Author | Editor: Canna, S. & Popp, G. (NSI, Inc). The 7th Annual Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Conference was held at Joint Base Andrews from 13-14 November 2013. The conference was focused on global megatrends and their implications in all spheres […]

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Pathway Indicators Analysis of Pakistan

September 2013 No Comments

South Asia II: NSI Pathway Indicators–Pakistan’s Future: Analysis of the Fragmentation and Muddling Through Hypotheses. Author | Editor: Astorino-Courtois, A., Bragg, B., Brickman, D., Canna, S., Desjardins, A., Popp, G., Popp, R. & Williams, R. (NSI, Inc). This report explores the potential pathways associated with two hypothetical futures for the nation of Pakistan–Fragmentation and Muddling […]

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