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 9 November 2015.
SSI Live 039 - The Real Rebalancing: American Diplomacy and the Tragedy of President Obama's Foreign Policy — American security policy rests on a three-legged stool consisting of defense, diplomacy, and development. The Obama administration has attempted to rebalance from defense toward diplomacy and development in solving the most vexing international security challenges. But has the rebalancing effort succeeded? Several factors point to a continued militarization of U.S. foreign policy, which has major implications for the U.S. military. Dr. John R. Deni discusses these and related issues, which are all addressed in his recently published monograph, "The Real Rebalancing: American Diplomacy and the Tragedy of President Obama's Foreign Policy." Listen below or click here to download.
Released 26 October 2015.
SSI Live 038 - Arab Threat Perceptions and the Future of the U.S. Presence in the Middle East — The threat perceptions of many Arab states aligned with the United States have changed significantly over the last five years as a result of U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, the Arab Spring, the rise of Iranian power, the Egyptian revolution and counterrevolution, and the development of civil wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. In response, the American role in the region continues to evolve as Washington wields various forms of forward presence to assure allies, deter aggressors, and shape the security environment. Dr. Andy Terrill joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss these and related issues, which are all addressed in Dr. Terrill's recently published monograph, "Arab Threat Perceptions and the Future of the U.S. Military Presence in the Middle East." Listen below or click here to download.
Released 1 October 2015.
SSI Live 037 - The Fall of Kunduz: Evidence of Strategic Lessons Unlearned? — The fall of Kunduz to the Taliban earlier this week cast serious doubt on the American effort at nation-building in Afghanistan. What are the strategic implications, and is there hope for turning around the situation? Or is Afghanistan simply a problem the United States cannot fix? Dr. John R. Deni invited his SSI colleague Dr. Chris Mason to examine the broad strategic context of this event and to discuss the latter's recently published book, The Strategic Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Why the ANSF Will Not Hold, and the Implications for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Listen below or click here to download.
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17 November 2015: (RIGHT CLICK here to download as some browsers are not compatible with the video player)
Rebalancing toward diplomacy, away from defense -- implications for DoD?