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Strategic Insights
The Sinister Shadow of Escalating Middle Eastern Sectarianism, by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill

You can access our ongoing podcast series "SSI Live" with our own Dr. John R. Deni. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shiite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was an outspoken critic of the Saudi government and an advocate for minority Shi'ite rights in majority Sunni Saudi Arabia. This execution sparked a violent protest at the Saudi Embassy in Iran's capital, Tehran, in which the embassy was stormed and partially burned. Since then, tensions have only increased. Dr. Deni invited his SSI colleague, Dr. Andy Terrill, to discuss these events, the international and domestic-level factors that led to them, and the implications for broader security in the region. Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

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.

The 2015 Autumn 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.

The United States Army War College (Carlisle, PA) invites qualified scholars to apply for the position of (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of Middle East Security Studies, in the Strategic Studies Institute. This is a fulltime, long-term, civilian faculty position at the United States Army's most senior institution for professional military education. 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 relive the experience, videos are available here 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
Military Engagement and Forward Presence: Down but Not Out as Tools to Shape and Win, by Dr. John R. Deni

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Infinity Journal has published a special issue ( on International Relations in the Professional Military Educational System. This includes articles by authors from the U.S. Military Academy as well as the Netherlands, Latvia, Norway, Denmark, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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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