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SSI Media

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 February 2015.
SSI Live 026 - Managing the Space Between War and Peace — Much of the available evidence points to a U.S. Army that is not preparing to fight the last war...but maybe it should. Is the Army and the broader U.S. military ready to manage the likely conflicts -- which are likely to be messy, involve non-state actors, and potentially include stability operations -- of the next several years? Dr. John R. Deni invited his colleague Prof. Trey Braun to discuss an op-ed written by Prof. Braun on managing the space between war and peace, and whether the Army is ready, trained, and manned for that mission set. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 11 February 2015.
SSI Live 025 - The 2015 National Security Strategy — Did the 2015 National Security Strategy (NSS) hit the mark? Does it map ends to ways and means? What are the key threats, challenges, and opportunities facing the United States today, and how does this strategy address them? Dr. John R. Deni and Prof. Nate Freier discuss these and other aspects of the recently released NSS. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 6 February 2015.
SSI Live 024 - Jordan's Struggle Against the Islamic State — The brutal murder of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State this week seemed to have been intended to shock the world and Jordan specifically. Certainly that has been the case, but the murder has simultaneously galvanized Jordan's commitment to the fight against the Islamic State. Dr. John R. Deni invited his colleague Dr. Andy Terrill to discuss that reaction as well as the broader implications for the anti-IS coalition. 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.