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Strategic Insights
A New Era in Civ-Mil Relations: Rendering Advice to Those Who Do Not Want It, by Dr. Don M. Snider

You can access our ongoing podcast series "SSI Live" with our own Dr. John R. Deni. American security policy rests on a three-legged stool consisting of defense, diplomacy, and development. The Obama administration has attempted to rebalance from defense toward diplomacy and development in solving the most vexing international security challenges. But has the rebalancing effort succeeded? Several factors point to a continued militarization of U.S. foreign policy, which has major implications for the U.S. military. Dr. Deni discusses these and related issues, which are all addressed in his recently published monograph, "The Real Rebalancing: American Diplomacy and the Tragedy of President Obama's Foreign Policy." Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

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

2015 - 2016 KSIL
On August 7, 2015, the 2015-16 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) was released. 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. Read here.

 
Hard Copy 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. You may download a digital copy of the selected work free of charge. Free download links for three different digital formats are available on the specific publication's page as well.

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.

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.

The United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) invites qualified scholars to apply for the position of (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of the Military Profession and Ethic. This is a fulltime, long-term, civilian faculty position at the United States Army's most senior institution for professional military education. Get more information here.
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.

And stay tuned for information regarding the 27th 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).

Click here to visit the GPO site.


 
Research & Analysis
Coming Soon
The Hour of Truth: The Conflict in Ukraine – Implications for Europe’s Energy Security and the Lessons for the U.S. Army, by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., and Ivan Benovic

The New Arab Regional Order: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy, by Gregory Aftandilian

From Assistance to Partnership: Morocco and its Foreign Policy in West Africa, by Mohammed El-Katiri

The Human Terrain System: Operationally Relevant Social Science Research in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2007-2013, by Christopher Sims

Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future, by Henry D. Sokolski, ed.


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