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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 September 2017.
SSI Live 075 - Rotational Deployments vs. Forward Stationing — Continuing security challenges in Eastern Europe as well as saber rattling on the Korean Peninsula have raised questions once again about the capabilities, posture, and positioning of U.S. overseas forces. In this podcast, SSI Live host Dr. John R. Deni examines the reasons why the Army has become an increasing U.S.-based force, assesses the shift toward rotational peacetime deployments over the last several years, and offers a series of practical recommendations for returning balance to the Army's posture. This podcast is based on Dr. Deni's recent study on forward presence. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 25 August 2017.
SSI Live 074 - The Trump Administration's New Afghanistan Strategy — On 21 August, President Trump announced a new strategy toward the conflict in Afghanistan, America's longest war. What's new about the strategy? Does a renewed focus on Pakistan, and the role it plays in Afghanistan, have any chance of succeeding? And how will the new approach toward the war affect broader U.S. objectives with regard to Afghanistan? The SSI's Dr. Chris Mason, author of The Strategic Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, discusses these and related questions with SSI Live host Dr. John R. Deni. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 11 July 2017.
SSI Live 073 - At Our Own Peril: DoD & Risk Assessment — How does DoD go about defining, identifying, and mitigating risk? Are DoD risk assessment practices and procedures effective and useful to the Department and other stakeholdiers? SSI Research Professor Nate Freier joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss the release of a major U.S. Army War College study on DoD risk assessment. Prof. Freier led an interdisciplinary team of faculty and student researchers in researching and writing At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World. 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.

3 March 2017: European Military Reform and Innovation
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22 February 2017: Allies, Partners, and Rivals – And European Strategic Autonomy?
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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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