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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 2 December 2016.
SSI Live 058 - Retired General James Mattis as SecDef — Yesterday, President-Elect Donald Trump unofficially announced that he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense. What does this nomination say about the direction of the Trump administration's security and defense policy? What are the implications for the fight against the Islamic State, or for managing security challenges in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere? Dr. John R. Deni invited two SSI colleagues who are experts in U.S. defense policy and security strategy, Dr. Steven Metz and Prof. Nate Freier, to discuss these questions. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 16 November 2016.
SSI Live 057 - European Reactions to the U.S. Election Results — Last week's U.S. election results were not simply a surprise to most Europeans. Rather, they have led to a profound sense of anxiety and insecurity, especially in Eastern Europe. In this podcast, the SSI's Dr. John R. Deni provides insights gleaned from his trip to Tallinn, Estonia just after the elections, and the reactions he heard from students, government ministers, academics, parliamentarians, and think tank experts. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 27 October 2016.
SSI Live 056 - Chinese Perceptions of the American Role in International Relations — What is the ‘U.S. Factor’ in Chinese perceptions of international relations? How is it manifested in, for example, disputed claims in the South China Sea, or in broader U.S.-Chinese relations? SSI Live host Dr. John R. Deni invited his SSI colleague, Dr. David Lai, to discuss these questions and related issues, including how the United States and China can escape the cycle of misperception and conspiracy theorizing. 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 and Panels

Many of the SSI faculty deliver relevant discussions which we are now excited to share with you.

21 September 2016: German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr: Challenges, Choices, Consequences.
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24 May 2016: National Bureau of Asian Research
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12 May 2016: Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia — Live Book Launch
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17 February 2016: Will stand-off capabilities & surging from CONUS reduce or expand options for future POTUS? Feb. 9 Discussion with Dr. John R. Deni
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1 Dec 2015: What are prospects for EU security strategy? Nov. 19 Discussion with Sven Biscop
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17 November 2015: Rebalancing toward diplomacy, away from defense — implications for DoD?
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