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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 26 March 2015.
SSI Live 028 - Delaying the Drawdown from Afghanistan — The United States will slow down the drawdown of its forces from Afghanistan, and roughly American 10,000 troops will remain there through 2015. What are the operational and strategic implications of this decision? How will this decision affect the pursuit of U.S. interests in the region? How has Afghanistan's President Ghani changed the dynamic between Kabul and Washington? Dr. Chris Mason of the Strategic Studies Institute addressed these and other questions with Dr. John R. Deni. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 4 March 2015.
SSI Live 027 - Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech and Security Competition in the Middle East — Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on the issue of nuclear negotiations with Iran. Does the Prime Minister's critique of a prospective agreement with Iran have merit? What is the strategic security context in which both Israel and Iran find themselves in today? Dr. John R. Deni and Dr. Andy Terrill discuss the Prime Minister's speech and the issue of nuclear security in the Middle East. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 26 February 2015.
SSI Live 026 - Managing the Space Between War and Peace — Much of the available evidence points to a U.S. Army that is not preparing to fight the last war...but maybe it should. Is the Army and the broader U.S. military ready to manage the likely conflicts -- which are likely to be messy, involve non-state actors, and potentially include stability operations -- of the next several years? Dr. John R. Deni invited his colleague Prof. Trey Braun to discuss an op-ed written by Prof. Braun on managing the space between war and peace, and whether the Army is ready, trained, and manned for that mission set. 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

NEW IN 2015
Many of the SSI faculty deliver relevant lectures which we are now excited to share with you with SSI Lectures

14 Januaury 2015: Economic considerations have always been an important dimension of national security, not only because domestic prosperity is in itself an important national interest, but also because the state of domestic economic health has an obvious and direct bearing on overall national power. The increasingly interdependent nature of the world economy, and the strategic consequences of this interdependence are much more significant than ever before. SSI Professor Jef Troxell provides useful context to improve your grasp of important economic issues that have a direct bearing on US national security. Two very important multilateral trade agreements are currently under negotiation between the US and her major trading regions: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trans Pacific partnership. Both of these agreements are discussed within the context of US trade policy in a lecture presented in February 2014.