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Research and Analysis
Coming Soon
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 Colarusso, and David S. Lyle

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

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

Parameters
The summer issue for the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters has been released. Read all of the articles today. Be sure to check back soon, as the Autumn issue will be releasing this month!

Online Ordering
If you would like to order a hard copy of any publication, all ordering information is located on the right-hand side of the respective publication.

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

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

 
Strategic Insights
Should General Dempsey Resign? Army Professionals and the Moral Space for Military Dissent, by Don M. Snider

2014-2015 KSIL
On October 31, 2014 Parts I and III of the 2014-15 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) were updated. The purpose of the Key Strategic Issues List is to provide military and civilian researchers a ready reference for issues of special interest to the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense. Make sure to bookmark this link to stay up to date on any changes as other parts will be releasing soon.

SSI Live
You can access our new podcast series "SSI Live" with our own John Deni. A new episode has just been released. With the APEC summit in Beijing this week, it seemed the perfect time to discuss Chinese foreign policy. Dr. John R. Deni sat down with Dr. R. Evan Ellis, one of the newest members of the SSI staff, to discuss Ellis's recently published book, China on the Ground in Latin America: Challenges for the Chinese and Impacts on the Region. How and where is China engaging in Latin America? Will China displace the United States as the hemispheric hegemon? What are the short- and long-term implications, including those affecting DoD, of Chinese engagement there? 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 concurrently reducing costs, beginning on March 1, 2014, all SSI and USAWC Press Letort Papers were published in a digital format only. Additionally, on October 1, 2014, all SSI and USAWC Press publications, to include books and monographs, will now only be published in a digital format. Hard copies will still be able to be purchased for a small free 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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