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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 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 it’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.

Released 26 March 2015.
SSI Live 028 - Delaying the Drawdown from Afghanistan — The United States will slow down the drawdown of its forces from Afghanistan, and roughly American 10,000 troops will remain there through 2015. What are the operational and strategic implications of this decision? How will this decision affect the pursuit of U.S. interests in the region? How has Afghanistan's President Ghani changed the dynamic between Kabul and Washington? Dr. Chris Mason of the Strategic Studies Institute addressed these and other questions with Dr. John R. Deni. Listen below or click here to download.

Episode Archive

The opinions expressed in these podcasts are those of the speakers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

SSI Lectures

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.