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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 15 April 2016.
SSI Live 047 - Defense Choices for the Next Administration — A new U.S. administration will take office in January 2017, and it will face a broad range of challenges: an expansionist China, a resurgent and aggressive Russia, the continuing globalization of terrorism, an increasingly violent and unstable Middle East, and a socially and politically-fractured Europe. Professor Nate Freier joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss how the 27th annual U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference will tackle these and related issues on 27 and 28 April, including through an innovative distributed structure. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 30 March 2016.
SSI Live 046 - Old and New Forms of Insurgency — In locations as disparate as Syria, Mexico, and Ukraine, insurgencies of various sorts continue to unfold. In light of these and other conflicts and crises below the level of major inter-state war, the subject of insurgency is a vitally important one for academics and practitioners alike. But how are scholars and policy-makers grappling with the subject of insurgencies? What are the most likely or most significant threats that insurgency poses to U.S. security today? And what more can or should the U.S. government do to prepare to mitigate the threat of insurgency? SSI Live host John R. Deni invited his colleague Dr. Robert Bunker to discuss the latter's latest SSI monograph entitled, "Old and New Forms of Insurgency." Listen below or click here to download.

Released 15 March 2016.
SSI Live 045 - Perceptions of President Enrique Peña Nieto's Progress in Mexico — Halfway through his six-year term, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto is earning mixed reviews for his policies, especially those focused on security issues and combating organized crime. The SSI's Dr. Evan Ellis recently traveled to Mexico to conduct research into the situation there and to assess the way ahead. He joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss his research and his insights into how the United States can best support Mexico's efforts in the drug war. 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.

17 February 2016: (RIGHT CLICK here to download as some browsers are not compatible with the video player)

Will stand-off capabilities & surging from CONUS reduce or expand options for future POTUS? Feb. 9 Discussion with Dr. John R. Deni.



1 December 2015: (RIGHT CLICK here to download as some browsers are not compatible with the video player)

What are prospects for EU security strategy? Nov. 19 Discussion with Sven Biscop



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?