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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 30 August 2016.
SSI Live 053 - Turkish Security, Internal and External — This past week, Turkey launched offensive ground operations into Syria, battling ISIS fighters for control of territory. This comes on the heels of the attempted coup in mid-July and the subsequent purge of the Turkish military by President Erdogan. What impact is the purge having on the military, and what are the implications for Turkey's incursion into Syria? Dr. Andy Terrill joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss these developments and to discuss the outlook for Turkish-US relations. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 15 July 2016.
SSI Live 052 - Nation-Building and Afghanistan — Late last week, President Barack Obama announced his decision to slow the drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, leaving 8,400 troops there until the end of his term. Media accounts characterized this as a vote of confidence in Afghanistan's government but also an acknowledgement that U.S. efforts to build an Afghan force capable of securing the entire country had fallen short. Will the slower drawdown strengthen U.S. efforts at nation-building in Afghanistan? Is nation-building even possible there or elsewhere? Dr. John R. Deni invited his SSI colleague Dr. Chris Mason to discuss Mason's newest publication, a Parameters article entitled "Nation-Building is an Oxymoron," as well as last week's announcement on the slowed drawdown. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 8 July 2016.
SSI Live 051 - Honduras at a Crossroads — Since his election in 2013, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has made significant changes in the strategy and institutions of the country to combat the interrelated scourges of organized crime and violent gangs, resulting in some notable successes. Yet challenges remain, especially in terms of corruption, and allegations of human rights violations threaten to undermine progress achieved to date. How should U.S. policymakers react? Is Honduras on the right path, and how can Washington incentivize the positive trends? In this podcast, the SSI's Dr. R. Evan Ellis discusses his latest monograph with Dr. John R. Deni. 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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