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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.
Released 17 April 2014.
SSI Live 007 - Leveraging Economic Power Against Russia — The Western response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine has included military, diplomatic, and economic instruments of power. But are there additional economic tools the West might employ in compelling or deterring Russia? Professor Jef Troxell joins Dr. John R. Deni in discussing the latest events in Ukraine and how the West might strengthen its response. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 26 March 2014.
SSI Live 006 - Russia and the Ukraine Crisis — Has Russia's President Putin caught the West on its heels? What are U.S. interests in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine? Dr. John R. Deni explores U.S. strategy toward Russia and potential policy options including using energy as a weapon and deploying U.S. ground forces in Eastern Europe. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 26 February 2014.
SSI Live 005 - Ukraine's Unfinished Revolution — Dr. John R. Deni discusses the latest chapter in Ukraine's ongoing revolution, including the strategic implications for the United States, what the events of recent weeks say about U.S.-Russian relations, and what may be in store for the Ukrainian people in the coming months. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 10 February 2014.
SSI Live 004 - Prospects for Peace in Syria — What progress has been made to date in the Syrian peace talks, and what are the prospects for success? SSI research faculty member Dr. Andy Terrill sits down to talk to Dr. John R. Deni on whether diplomacy holds any chance of ending the civil war in Syria. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 17 January 2014.
SSI Live 003 - Freier & Deni on Gates & Duty — SSI research faculty members Dr. John R. Deni and Prof. Nate Freier offer their take on former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates' new memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 15 January 2014.
SSI Live 002 - Regionally Aligned Forces — Why has the Army launched the Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) initiative? Can the Army achieve GEN Odierno's vision for the RAF given defense austerity and downsizing? Dr. John R. Deni discusses these and other issues surrounding the RAF with Colonel James Learmont, the Army's staff lead for RAF concept development. Listen below or click here to download.
Released 15 January 2014.
SSI Live 001 - USAWC's 2014 Strategy Conference — In this inaugural episode of the SSI Live podcast series, host Dr. John R. Deni talks with Prof. Nate Freier about the upcoming 25th annual U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference and how it will inform the U.S. military's implementation of broad strategic guidance from the forthcoming 2014 QDR and the National Security Strategy. Listen below or click here to download.