You've long known the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College as the go-to location for issues related to national security and military strategy with emphasis on geostrategic analysis. Now we're bringing you access to SSI analyses, scholars, and guests through the SSI Media page.
SSI Live Podcast Series — Latest Episodes
Released 12 May 2015.
SSI Live 031 - The Yemen Ceasefire and the US-GCC Summit — As Yemen's Houthi rebels and Saudi Arabia announced a 5-day humanitarian ceasefire, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders are preparing to travel to Camp David for a summit with President Obama. What are the prospects for the short ceasefire and some sort of a negotiated peace in Yemen? What can we expect of Thursday's summit at Camp David? With much of the national security establishment focused this week on the Middle East, Dr. Andy Terrill joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss these questions and more. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 24 April 2015.
SSI Live 030 - Burden-Sharing: Can NATO Manage What it Can't Measure? — In the face of continuing Russian aggression in and against Ukraine, and as the migrant crisis spikes in the Mediterranean, the issue of transatlantic burden-sharing remains an important subject confronting the United States and its European allies. NATO measures burden-sharing largely by relying on the 2 percent goal. However, in this latest SSI Live podcast, Dr. John R. Deni argues the 2 percent goal is not a useful tool for measuring shared burdens or shared risk. Instead, he suggests a new measuring stick is necessary, one that more accurately assesses both defense inputs and outputs. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 31 March 2015.
SSI Live 029 - The Crisis in Yemen Expands — Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of other states in conducting air strikes against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen as President Hadi flees Aden. Meanwhile, Egypt says itâ€™s ready to become involved as well. The crisis in Yemen has all the hallmarks of a growing proxy war among major regional powers, and the United States certainly has an interest in the outcome. Dr. John R. Deni sat down with his SSI colleague Dr. Andy Terrill to discuss the latest developments in Yemen. Listen below or click here to download.
NEW IN 2015
Many of the SSI faculty deliver relevant lectures which we are now excited to share with you with SSI Lectures
14 Januaury 2015: Economic considerations have always been an important dimension of national security, not only because domestic prosperity is in itself an important national interest, but also because the state of domestic economic health has an obvious and direct bearing on overall national power. The increasingly interdependent nature of the world economy, and the strategic consequences of this interdependence are much more significant than ever before. SSI Professor Jef Troxell provides useful context to improve your grasp of important economic issues that have a direct bearing on US national security. Two very important multilateral trade agreements are currently under negotiation between the US and her major trading regions: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trans Pacific partnership. Both of these agreements are discussed within the context of US trade policy in a lecture presented in February 2014.