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 26 January 2015.
SSI Live 023 - The Crisis in Yemen — The ongoing political and security crisis in Yemen took a turn for the worse in the last 24 hours, as elected President Hadi and his entire government resigned. The country appears in chaos at the moment, as the Iranian-backed Houthi militia confronts forces of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). What are the implications for regional security, for U.S. interests in the Middle East, and for American military operations against AQAP and ISIS? Dr. John R. Deni invited his colleague Dr. Andy Terrill to discuss all of this plus the very recent death of Saudi King Abdullah. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 14 January 2015.
SSI Live 022 - 26th Annual USAWC Strategy Conference — Professor Nate Freier, director of the 26th annual USAWC Strategy Conference, sat down with Dr. John R. Deni to discuss this year's premier national security event. Scheduled for 7-9 April 2015, held in Carlisle, and open to the public, this year's conference will address key principles for 21st century defense. In conjunction with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, this year's conference will include panels featuring experts from CSIS, the National Defense University, the Atlantic Council, the National Intelligence Council, CNA, and other organizations. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 22 December 2014.
SSI Live 021 - Normalization of US-Cuban Relations — Last week, the United States and Cuba agreed to normalized relations. What are the strategic implications of this decision in Latin American and beyond? Does this decision strengthen the U.S. hand in Latin America relative to extra-regional actors such as Russia and China? Does the administration have a strategy for moving forward, and what policy recommendations should be considered? The SSI's Dr. Evan Ellis talked with Dr. John R. Deni on this momentous policy change. 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.