Since its founding in 1958, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies has sponsored a number of ambitious research projects.
The Study of War was an ambitious effort to look at how different disciplines inform our understanding of war and peace that resulted in eleven conferences, bringing together a variety of different disciplines and scholars.
The TISS study of civil-military relations – the Project on the Gap Between Military and Civilian Society – examined the relationship between the military and society in the post–Cold War world. It addressed a priority concern for military and civilian leaders alike: is there a gap between civilian society and the military, and if so, does this gap harm military effectiveness and civil-military cooperation?
Directed by Peter Feaver and Richard Kohn, the project involved a team of over two dozen scholars from the academy, the military, and the national security community and resulted in an array of publications, including Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security.
The Wielding American Power project focused on the role of American power in the post-9/11 world.