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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 August 2015.
SSI Live 035 - An Update on the Fight Against the Islamic State — This week, the Islamic State (IS) destroyed a 2,000-year old temple in Palmyra, and Turkey announced it had joined the anti-IS coalition. Dr. Andy Terrill joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss these developments, to place them in the broader context of the massive human tragedy that is the Syrian civil war, and to discuss the outlook for Syria and the region. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 19 June 2015.
SSI Live 034 - Russian Engagement with Latin America — Are American interests threatened by Russian engagement with Latin American countries? How do Russian actions compare with engagement by other major extra-regional actors like China or Iran? What steps can the United States take to ensure its interests are protected? SSI Live host Dr. John R. Deni invited Dr. Evan Ellis to discuss the recently published monograph, "The New Russian Engagement with Latin America: Strategic Position, Commerce, and Dreams of the Past." Listen below or click here to download.

Released 5 June 2015.
SSI Live 033 - Will ISIS Destroy Palmyra? — Roughly two weeks ago, ISIS captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, sparking concerns that the violent extremist group would destroy the antiquities there. What is the significance of Palmyra? Although the ruins evidently remain intact so far, are fears of its destruction by ISIS nonetheless warranted? And how does the political-military operation there fit into ISIS's broader plans for the region? Dr. Andy Terrill joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss these questions and more. 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.