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Research and Analysis
Cyber Infrastructure Protection, edited by Dr. Tarek N. Saadawi and COL Louis H. Jordan, Jr. This book answers several essential questions: What is cyberpower; how do we deal with emerging threats in cyberspace; what are the lessons that have already been learned; and where are the current cyberspace vulnerabilities?

Central Asian Security Trends: Views from Europe and Russia, edited by Dr. Stephen J. Blank. The war in Afghanistan has made Central Asia an ever more important strategic theater and one over which many states compete to exert influence. This monograph comprehensively analyzes Russia's efforts to exert its influence in the region through 2010.

The Military's Role in Counterterrorism: Examples and Implications for Liberal Democracies, by Dr. Geraint Hughes. The Military’s Role in Counterterrorism examines the roles which armed forces have been required to perform by democratic governments involved in combating terrorism, and the problems which can occur as a consequence. It also describes the conditions necessary for successful military engagements against terrorist groups.

Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq, 2003-09: A Case of Operational Surprise and Institutional Response, by Brigadier Andrew Smith. Institutional defense establishments guide the development of national military capabilities. Recent experience suggests that the orthodox approaches that they have evolved to perform this function in nominal peacetime are insufficiently responsive for contemporary threats and challenges.

American Society and Its Profession of Arms, by Dr. Leonard Wong. Our inaugural "online only" colloquium brief provides key insights, videos, photos, and panel summaries from the U.S. Army War College's 22nd Annual Strategy Conference that took place on April 5-7, 2011.

Coming Soon
Defining Command, Leadership, and Management Success Factors within Stability Operations, by Major Dave Fielder

Rebuilding Armed Forces: Learning from Iraq and Lebanon, by Florence Gaub

The Russian Military and the Georgia War: Lessons and Implications, by Ariel Cohen and Col. Robert E. Hamilton

The European Campaign, Its Origins and Conduct, by Samuel J. Newland and Clayton K.S. Chun

Monthly Op-Ed
Conventional Arms Control and European Security, by Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland.

Upcoming Events
Cyber Infrastructure Protection 2011 Conference (CIP11)
June 8-9, 2011 - New York, NY

The Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Resources, and Security
June 13-15, 2011 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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On April 11, Dr. Stephen Blank published, "Towards a New Chinese Order in Asia, Russia's Failure," with The National Bureau of Asian Research.

On April 20, Minnesota Public Radio interviewed Dr. W. Andrew Terrill on Libya for the program, “Midmorning.” On April 21, Moni Basu from interviewed Dr. Terrill for “Can Libya’s Lethal Stalemate be Broken?” On April 24, Todd Shields and Glen Cary of Bloomberg Business Week cited Dr. Terrill in, “U.S. Drone Hits Libyan Target as Misrata Fighting Continues." On May 2, The Sentinel cited Dr. Terrill in “War College Professor: Taking Down bin Laden Important Milestone.” On May 3, ABC27 News interviewed Dr. Terrill on the death of Osama bin Laden (video online).

On April 26, Dr. Jeffrey McCausland attended the 2011 Emerald Express Strategic Symposium, "Al Qaeda after Ten Years of War," hosted by the Marine Corps University in Washington, DC.

On April 26-28, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) hosted a guest, Senior Colonel Fan Gaoyue of the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Academy of Military Science, from the Chinese PLA. He came to the USAWC at the invitation of the USAWC Regional Studies Asia-Pacific course and the Strategic Studies Institute. He had an office call with SSI's director and research professors.

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