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Strategic Insights
Does Anyone Really Know What's Going On? Likely Not. by Nathan P. Freier

The 2015 Spring issue of the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters is here. Read this and all of the past articles and subscribe today.

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 released soon.

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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).

Click here to visit the GPO site.


 
Online Ordering
If you would like to order a hard copy of any publication, for those limited publications where hard copies are available, see the information located on the right-hand side of the publication's page.

For out of stock publications and our new digital only publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, receive many prior publications. Click here to visit.

Around the War College
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SSI Opportunities
Refer to the Employment and Research Opportunities section of our website for updates on new employment opportunities.

The U.S. Army War College seeks papers for a conference on “American Use of Strategic Landpower since 9/11” to be held at Carlisle Barracks, PA, from December 2-4, 2015. Find all relevant information here.

Coming Soon - 2015-2016 External Research Associates Program (ERAP) Solicitation

USAWC Annual Strategy Conference
If you missed any of the 26th Annual Strategy Conference or would just like to re-live the experience, videos are available here! A full list is available on our YouTube page.

 
Research & Analysis
Coming Soon
Joining the New Caravan: ISIS and the Regeneration of Terrorism in Southeast Asia, by Dr. Zachary Abuza

The Strategic Lessons Unlearned of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Why the ANSF Will Not Hold, and the Implications for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, by Dr. M. Chris Mason

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2025, by Roy Kamphausen and David Lai, eds.

Russian Ballistic Missile Defense: Rhetoric and Reality, by Keir Giles

A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners, by Gary J. Schmitt, ed.

Paid to Perform: Aligning Total Military Compensation With Talent Management, by Roy A. Wallace, Michael J. Colarusso, Andrew O. Hall, David S. Lyle, Michael S. Walker


You can access our new podcast series "SSI Live" with our own John Deni. ISIS captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, sparking concerns that the violent extremist group would destroy the antiquities there. What is the significance of Palmyra? Although the ruins evidently remain intact so far, are fears of its destruction by ISIS nonetheless warranted? How does the political-military operation there fit into ISIS's broader plans for the region? Dr. Andy Terrill joined Dr. Deni to discuss these questions and more. Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

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