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Research and Analysis
The Role of Leadership in Transitional States: The Cases of Lebanon, Israel-Palestine, by Dr. Anastasia Filippidou

Tribal Militias: An Effective Tool to Counter Al-Qaida and Its Affiliates? by Norman Cigar

Creating an Effective Regional Alignment Strategy for the U.S. Army, by Raven Bukowski, John Childress, Michael J. Colarusso, David S. Lyle

Central Asia's Shrinking Connectivity Gap: Implications for U.S. Strategy, by Roman Muzalevsky

Re-examining the Roles of Landpower in the 21st Century and Their Implications, by Dr. William T. Johnsen

American Grand Strategy and the Future of U.S. Landpower, by Joseph V. Da Silva, Hugh P. Liebert, Isaiah Wilson, III, eds.

Government Contracting Should be a Core Competence for U.S. Military Personnel, by Lieutenant Colonel Katherine E. White

Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America for the United States, by Dr. R. Evan Ellis

What the President's ISIL Strategy Means to the Army, by Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Adelberg

Coming Soon
Brazil’s Election 2014: Continuity or Change for the ‘Sleeping Giant’? by Jose de Arimateia da Cruz, Ph.D.

Operationalizing Counter Threat Finance Strategies, by Dr. Shima D. Keene

Getting to the Left of SHARP, by LTG Robert L. Caslen, Jr., COL Cindy R. Jebb, LTC Daniel Gade, and Cadet Hope C. Landsem

Regionalizing East Mediterranean Gas: Energy Security, Stability, and the U.S. Role, by Laura El-Katiri and Mohammed El-Katiri

Parameters
We released the AUTUMN issue of the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters. Read all of the articles today

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SSI Opportunities
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Strategic Insights
The Landpower Robot Revolution Is Coming, by Dr. Steven Metz

2014-2015 KSIL
On December 9, 2014 we updated Part II of the 2014-15 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL). The KSIL provides military and civilian researchers a ready reference for issues of special interest to the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense. Be sure to bookmark this link to stay up to date on changes, as other parts will be releasing soon.

SSI Live
You can access our new podcast series "SSI Live" with our own John Deni. We just released a new episode. As the September 2014 ceasefire signed in Minsk appears increasingly meaningless and as Russian manpower and materiel reportedly continue to flow across the porous border with Ukraine's Donbas region, NATO's role in bolstering the security of its Eastern European member states seems vital. What steps did the alliance take at its September Wales summit to strengthen its position? Did the summit indicate that the alliance has set a new trajectory for itself? Dr. John R. Deni offers his assessment, based in part on his article, "NATO's New Trajectories After the Wales Summit," in the latest issue of Parameters. Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

USAWC Annual Strategy Conference
Mark your calendars: the 26th Annual Strategy Conference is scheduled for April 7-9, 2015. Click here to view the 25th Annual Strategy Conference.

SSI Has Gone Digital
In order to leverage advancing technology more efficiently and to continue to provide insightful and provocative research and analysis to the national security community while reducing costs, on March 1, 2014, we began publising all SSI and USAWC Press Letort Papers in digital format only. Additionally, on October 1, 2014, we began publishing all SSI and USAWC Press works, to include books and monographs, only in digital format. You may now purchase hard copies for a small fee from the Government Printing Office (GPO).

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Of Interest
SSI's Dr. John R. Deni gives his take on how the 'pivot postponed' narrative is way off.

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