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SSI Media

You've long known the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College as the go-to location for issues related to national security and military strategy with emphasis on geostrategic analysis. Now we're bringing you access to SSI analyses, scholars, and guests through the SSI Media page.

SSI Live Podcast Series — Latest Episodes

Released 11 July 2017.
SSI Live 073 - At Our Own Peril: DoD & Risk Assessment — How does DoD go about defining, identifying, and mitigating risk? Are DoD risk assessment practices and procedures effective and useful to the Department and other stakeholdiers? SSI Research Professor Nate Freier joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss the release of a major U.S. Army War College study on DoD risk assessment. Prof. Freier led an interdisciplinary team of faculty and student researchers in researching and writing At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 5 July 2017.
SSI Live 072 - Great Power War: Growing BCTs and an Expanded Army — Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of the number of Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs)? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of expanding the number of maneuver units? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war and whether the Army is ready. One of those team members, COL Esli Pitts, a resident student at the War College, joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss increasing the number of BCTs, the last in a series of podcasts on challenges of and recommendations for expanding the Army. Listen below or click here to download.

Released 21 June 2017.
SSI Live 071 - Great Power War: Organization, Materiel, and an Expanded Army — Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of its organization and materiel? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of expanding its organization and ensuring sufficient materiel? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war and whether the Army is ready. One of those team members, COL Mitch Mitchell, a resident student at the War College, joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss organization, materiel, and an expanded Army. Listen below or click here to download.


Episode Archive

The opinions expressed in these podcasts are those of the speakers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

SSI Lectures and Panels

Many of the SSI faculty deliver relevant discussions which we are now excited to share with you.

3 March 2017: European Military Reform and Innovation
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22 February 2017: Allies, Partners, and Rivals – And European Strategic Autonomy?
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21 September 2016: German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr: Challenges, Choices, Consequences.
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24 May 2016: National Bureau of Asian Research
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12 May 2016: Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia — Live Book Launch
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17 February 2016: Will stand-off capabilities & surging from CONUS reduce or expand options for future POTUS? Feb. 9 Discussion with Dr. John R. Deni
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1 Dec 2015: What are prospects for EU security strategy? Nov. 19 Discussion with Sven Biscop
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17 November 2015: Rebalancing toward diplomacy, away from defense — implications for DoD?
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