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Strategic Insights
First Things First for Future Defense Strategy, by Nathan P. Freier and Laura McAleer

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).

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You can access our new podcast series "SSI Live" with our own John Deni. Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and its unfolding invasion of Ukraine have presented the United States and its European allies with a fundamental challenge to the existing post-Cold War security order in Europe. What are the driving features of Russian strategy? How should the United States and its allies adjust strategy and policies, if at all? These were some of the questions addressed during an April 2015 war game conducted at the U.S. Army War College and summarized in the new report, "From Cooperation to Competition: The Future of U.S. Russian Relations." Two of the war game report's co-authors -- COL(RNA) Gert-Jan Kooij and LTC(P) Joe Hilbert -- sat down with Dr. John R. Deni to discuss the report, its findings, and its recommendations. Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

 
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.

Online Ordering
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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.

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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.

 
Research & Analysis
Strategy Education Across the Professional Military Education Enterprise, by Colonel John C. Valledor

Bridging the Planning Gap: Incorporating Cyberspace Into Operational Planning, by Colonel Martha S. H. VanDriel

From Cooperation to Competition - The Future of U.S.-Russian Relations, authored by Colonel Gregory K. Anderson; Colonel Gert-Jan Kooij, Royal Netherlands Army; Lieutenant Colonel Karen L.T. Briggman; Lieutenant Colonel Joseph E. Hilbert; Lieutenant Colonel Christopher T. Lay; and Dr. James C. McNaughton. Edited by Dr. John R. Deni

From Frozen Ties to Strategic Engagement: U.S.-Iranian Relationship in 2030, by Roman Muzalevsky

The Gulf Moment: Arab Relations Since 2011, by Dr. Florence Gaub

Stand Up and Fight! The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005, by Colonel Ty Seidule and Dr. Jacqueline E. Whitt, eds.



Coming Soon
Iraq’s Shia Warlords and Their Militias: Political and Security Challenges and Options, by Norman Cigar

Gold, Blood, and Power: Finance and War Through the Ages, by Dr. James Lacey

The Strategic Importance of the Global Oil Market, by Dr. Leif Rosenberger

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 2014 - 2015 winter issue of the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters is here. Read all of the past articles and subscribe today.

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