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.