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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 6 May 2016.
SSI Live 049 - Operating in the Gray Zone — Are so-called gray zone wars -- the kinds of operations Russia or Iran has engaged in recently -- really novel security threats? How can the United States best respond to them in terms of adjusting its current campaign-planning framework? Dr. John R. Deni invited his SSI colleague Dr. Antulio Echevarria to discuss the latter's latest monograph, "Operating in the Gray Zone: An Alternative Paradigm for U.S. Military Strategy ." Listen below or click here to download.

Released 4 May 2016.
SSI Live 048 - Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia — Is the U.S. Army prepared to address the challenge that Russia poses to U.S. interests and the NATO alliance in Europe? During the 2015-16 academic year, six U.S. Army War College resident students conducted an in-depth examination of this question. In support of U.S. Army Europe and U.S. European Command, the students co-authored a book on whether and how the Army, the Joint Community, and the NATO alliance are strategically postured and operationally prepared to safeguard Western interests. Three of the co-authors – LTC Reed Anderson, LTC Tony Paz, and LtCol Jay Vaughan joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss their book and its recommendations. Listen below or click here to download.

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.


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?