SSI Media

You've long known the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College as the go-to location for issues related to national security and military strategy with emphasis on geostrategic analysis. Now we're bringing you access to SSI analyses, scholars, and guests through the SSI Media page.

The opinions expressed in these podcasts and videos are those of the speakers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Latest Lectures & Panels

January 11, 2019 – NTL – Nuclear Weapons in South Asia – Dr. Sumit Ganguly

March 29, 2019 – Great Decisions – The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested – Dr. Evan Ellis

February 19, 2019 – Great Decisions – The Middle East: Regional Disorder – Dr. Chris Bolan

February 8, 2019 – Great Decisions 2019 – Decoding U.S. – China Trade – Prof. John Troxell

SSI Live Podcast Series — Latest Episodes

Released 24 July 2020.
SSI Live 081 – Addressing Hypercompetition in the Indo-Pacific Theater — Given the multifaceted great power competition underway in the Indo-Pacific theater, how can the United States military best position itself? What role can and should the Army play in facilitating a joint approach? After a two-year hiatus, SSI Live returns as Dr. John R. Deni discusses a major newly released SSI study on USINDOPACOM theater design with two of its authors – Professor Nate Freier and Professor John Schaus. Their study was also the subject of an essay at Defense One.

Released 31 July 2018.
SSI Live 080 – Is a Reset with Russia in the Offing? — The Helsinki summit meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin may be the first step in a rapprochement between the United States and Russia. If so, what are the strategic and policy implications in Europe, with specific regard to the security of U.S. allies in Eastern Europe, with regard to the conflict in Syria, vis-à-vis U.S. partners in the Middle East, or in other regards? SSI Live host Dr. John R. Deni invited his SSI colleagues Prof. Nate Freier and Dr. Chris Bolan to think about and discuss the potential implications of a reset with Russia.

Released 7 June 2018.
SSI Live 079 – Avoiding the Trap in U.S.-China Relations — Getting the Indo-Asia-Pacific and relations with China right is the key to a peaceful and prosperous 21st Century. The challenge for the U.S. administration, and for policy experts writ large, is to build an effective strategy for a whole-of-government approach that will achieve a free and open Indo-Asia-Pacific while avoiding the Thucydides Trap. U.S. Army War College professors Fred Gellert, David Lai, and Jef Troxell joined host John R. Deni to discuss their new book on this subject, which provides analysis and policy recommendations on topics regarding the instruments of national power, regional affairs, and key Asia-Pacific countries.

Released 26 January 2018.
SSI Live 078 – The New National Defense Strategy — Earlier this month, the Trump administration released its first National Defense Strategy (NDS). What’s new about this strategy and what does it tell us about the direction of U.S. defense strategy and policy? What does the new NDS get right, and where does it fall short? SSI Live host John R. Deni sat down with SSI colleagues Chris Bolan and Nate Freier to discuss these questions and more.

SSI Lectures and Panels

Many of the SSI faculty deliver relevant discussions which we are now excited to share with you.

January 11, 2019: NTL – Nuclear Weapons in South Asia – Dr. Sumit Ganguly
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30 January 2018: The New National Defense Strategy
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3 March 2017: European Military Reform and Innovation
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22 February 2017: Allies, Partners, and Rivals – And European Strategic Autonomy?
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21 September 2016: German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr: Challenges, Choices, Consequences.
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24 May 2016: National Bureau of Asian Research
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12 May 2016: Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia — Live Book Launch
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17 February 2016: Will stand-off capabilities & surging from CONUS reduce or expand options for future POTUS? Feb. 9 Discussion with Dr. John R. Deni
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1 Dec 2015: What are prospects for EU security strategy? Nov. 19 Discussion with Sven Biscop
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17 November 2015: Rebalancing toward diplomacy, away from defense — implications for DoD?
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