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Strategic Insights
From Ideology to Geopolitics: Russian Interests in Latin America by Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz

Of Interest
Carlisle Compendia of Collaborative Research, an electronic publication of student-faculty work, is produced under the purview of the Strategic Studies Institute and the United States Army War College. Each compendium reports the findings of a major student-faculty research initiative on a topic of strategic importance to the Army, the Department of Defense, and the larger community of strategic leaders. Read Today!

The Army War College Review, a refereed publication of student work, is produced under the purview of the Strategic Studies Institute and the United States Army War College. An electronic quarterly, The AWC Review connects student intellectual work with professionals invested in U.S. national security, Landpower, strategic leadership, global security studies, and the advancement of the profession of arms. Read Now.

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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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.

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
If you would like to order a hard copy of any publication, see the information located on the right-hand side of the publication's page.

For out of stock publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, receive many prior publications. Click here to visit.

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SSI Adjunct Research Prof. Azeem Ibrahim has written an article for the Huffington Post: By Destroying Churches and Relics, ISIS Claims Mohammad Was Wrong.

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

Research & Analysis
Coming Soon
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

Space-Based Solar Power: A Technical, Economic, and Operational Assessment, by Jeffrey L. Caton

The 2014 - 2015 winter issue of the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters is here. Read all of the past articles and subscribe today.

You can access our new podcast series "SSI Live" with our own John Deni. The United States will slow down the drawdown of its forces from Afghanistan, and roughly American 10,000 troops will remain there through 2015. What are the operational and strategic implications of this decision? How will this decision affect the pursuit of U.S. interests in the region? How has Afghanistan's President Ghani changed the dynamic between Kabul and Washington? Dr. Chris Mason of the Strategic Studies Institute addressed these and other questions with Dr. John R. Deni. Find this and all other podcasts here and be sure to subscribe.

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