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Strategic Insights
The Will to Fight, by M. Chris Mason

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.

You can access our ongoing podcast series "SSI Live" with our own Dr. John R. Deni. This week, the Islamic State (IS) destroyed a 2,000-year old temple in Palmyra, and Turkey announced it had joined the anti-IS coalition. Dr. Andy Terrill joined Dr. Deni to discuss these developments, to place them in the broader context of the massive human tragedy that is the Syrian civil war, and to discuss the outlook for Syria and the region. Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

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The U.S. Army War College has appointed Michael S. Neiberg, an internationally recognized historian of World Wars I and II, as its inaugural Chair of War Studies. Learn more about our newest member.

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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.

An update for the 2015-2016 External Research Associates Program (ERAP) Solicitation has been released

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.

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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Research & Analysis
Colloquium Brief: Robotics and Military Operations - Kingston Conference on International Security, by Dr. Robert J. Bunker

Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Use, Potentials, and Military Implications, by Dr. Robert J. Bunker

Using Target Audience Analysis to Aid Strategic Level Decisionmaking, by Dr. Steve Tatham

Duffer’s Shoal: A Strategic Dream of the PACOM AOR, by COL Russ Bailey, COL (NZ) Chris Parsons, COL Elizabeth Smith, Lt. Col. Derek O’Malley, LTC Bob Dixon, Ms. Laura McAleer

A Shared Burden: The Military and Civilian Consequences of Army Pain Management Since 2001, by COL Craig Trebilcock

The Limits of Military Officers’ Duty to Obey Civilian Orders: A Neo-Classical Perspective, by Rob Atkinson

China’s Rise and Reconfiguration of Central Asia’s Geopolitics: A Case for U.S. "Pivot" to Eurasia, by Roman Muzalevsky

Reassessing the Barriers to Islamic Radicalization in Kazakhstan, by Zhulduz Baizakova and Roger N. McDermott

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2025, by Roy Kamphausen and David Lai, eds.

Coming Soon
Cyber Defense: An International View, by Keir Giles and Kim Hartmann

The Future Security Environment: Why the U.S. Army Must Differentiate and Grow Millennial Officer Talent, by Colonel Michael J. Arnold

Pathways for Emerging Leaders: Bridging Civil-Military Education and Training Gaps, by Joseph R. Cerami, Ph.D.

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