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Strategic Insights
Would a Post-2011 Residual U.S. Force in Iraq Have Changed Anything? by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill

2014 - 2015 KSIL
On December 9, 2014 we updated Part II of the 2014-15 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL). 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. Be sure to bookmark this link to stay up to date on changes, as other parts will be released soon.

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Of Interest
SSI Professor Jef Troxell provides useful context to improve your grasp of important economic issues that have a direct bearing on U.S. national security. Two very important multilateral trade agreements are currently under negotiation between the U.S. and her major trading regions: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trans-Pacific partnership. Watch Now!

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

USAWC Annual Strategy Conference
Mark your calendars: the 26th Annual Strategy Conference is scheduled for April 7-9, 2015. This year's theme is First Principles for 21st Century Defense. Registration is now open.

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Online Ordering
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Research & Analysis
Prospects for Iran's New Direction, by Keir Giles

Breaking the Nordic Defense Deadlock, by S. Forss and P. Holopainen

Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession, by Leonard Wong, Ph.D. and Stephen J. Gerras, Ph.D.

Senior Conference 50: The Army We Need: The Role of Landpower in an Uncertain Strategic Environment, by MAJ Charlie D. Lewis, Dr. Rachel M. Sondheimer, and COL Jeffrey D. Peterson, eds.

Always Strategic: Jointly Essential Landpower, by Dr. Colin S. Gray

Assessing Egyptian Public Support for Security Crackdowns in the Sinai, by Gregory Aftandilian

New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military, John R. Deni, Ph.D., ed.

Do Fewer Resources Mean Less Influence? A Comparative Historical Case Study of Military Influence in a Time of Austerity, by Mary Manjikian, Ph.D.

Strategic Insights: The China-Celac Summit: Opening a New Phase in China-Latin America-U.S. Relations? by Dr. R. Evan Ellis

Coming Soon
Of Interest: The Growling Bear or "Why The Army Owes Mr. Putin a Favor," by Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Adelberg

Confidence Building in Cyberspace: A Comparison of Territorial and Weapons-Based Regimes, by Mary Manjikian, Ph.D.

Thucydides Was Right: Defining the Future Threat, by Colin S. Gray

Strengthening Statehood Capabilities for Successful Transitions in the MENA Region, by Mohammed El-Katiri

The first issue of 2015 of the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters is coming soon. Read all of the past articles and subscribe today.

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