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Strategic Insights
The Coming Perfect Storm of Europe, by Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Adelberg

You can access our ongoing podcast series "SSI Live" with our own Dr. John R. Deni. A new U.S. administration will take office in January 2017, and it will face a broad range of challenges: an expansionist China, a resurgent and aggressive Russia, the continuing globalization of terrorism, an increasingly violent and unstable Middle East, and a socially and politically-fractured Europe. Professor Nate Freier joined Dr. Deni to discuss how the 27th annual U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference will tackle these and related issues on 27 and 28 April 2016, through the use of an innovative distributed structure. Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

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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.

In the most recent posture statement to the US Congress, General Milley highlighted the importance of anticipating the future, adapting, and capitalizing upon opportunities. The future the nation faces represents a "changing security environment that requires the Army to make difficult decisions in order to remain an effective instrument of the Nation's military power." Those decisions are underpinned by thorough research and scholarship into the pressing security needs of the nation. The Strategic Studies Institute publishes the annual Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) to inform students, faculty, and external researchers of strategic issues requiring research and analysis. The next edition will be staffed throughout the Army shortly to refine the list of topics. Topic coverage will extend from strategic leadership, to the military profession, to strategic landpower and national and military strategies, to futures and regional studies. Stay tuned for the updated edition appearing in the next few months.

The 2015-16 WINTER issue of the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters, is here. Read this and all of the past articles and subscribe today.

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

External Research Associates Program (ERAP): The U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is pleased to announce it will soon open solicitation for topic proposals under its External Research Associates Program (ERAP) to directly fund research by scholars who are not affiliated with the U.S. military or the U.S. Government.

Information for the 27th Annual Strategy Conference is now available. Click here to read today! And be sure to check back for updates.

If you missed any of the 26th Annual Strategy Conference or would just like to relive the experience, videos are available here on our YouTube page.
Research & Analysis
Coming Soon
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) and Trinidad and Tobago: Establishing a Dangerous Presence in the Western Hemisphere, by Jose de Arimateia da Cruz

Honduras: A Pariah State, or Innovative Solutions to Organized Crime Deserving U.S. Support? by R. Evan Ellis

Cyberspace: Malevolent Actors, Criminal Opportunities, and Strategic Competition, by Phil Williams and Dighton Fiddner

India's Evolving Nuclear Force and Its Implications for U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific, by Yogesh Joshi, Frank O’Donnell, and Harsh V. Pant

Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia: An Operational Approach to Deterrence, A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe, by R. Reed Anderson, Patrick J. Ellis, Antonio M. Paz, Kyle A. Reed, Lendy "Alamo" Renegar, John T. Vaughan

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Dr. Deni takes a deeper look at the Connected Forces Initiative in this article from European Security and concludes that in fact the locus of security governance is not shifting, at least not in this instance. Read more...

SSI's own Dr. David Lai was cited in the following New Yorker feature, "AlphaGo, Lee Sedol, and the Reassuring Future of Humans and Machines"

The faculty of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) includes a carefully selected mix of men and women with deep experience in military and national security strategy. To provide a venue for their analysis of the challenges and best practices of strategic leadership and to make available to the students and faculty of USAWC and other institutions in the professional military educational system, the Strategic Studies Institute has created the "practitioners' corner."

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