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The Wall of Strength Against Aggression

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Senior Fellow, Millenium Project, Washington, DC; NESA Alumnus 07 March 2022 141 of the 193 United Nations member states voted for the UN resolution on Russia’s aggression (thirty-five abstained and five voted against). Almost the entire world has shown solidarity and condemned the brutal aggression of Russia. President Biden addressed the State Read More >

GCC-Algeria Relationship within the Regional Constellation

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 15 December 2021 Background The states of the Gulf and North Africa are part of one strategic space defined, broadly, by shared linguistic, cultural, religious, social, and historical characteristics. Both subregions are members of the League of Arab States, and they perceive themselves to be part of one Read More >

Algerian Foreign Policy in the Post-Pandemic Era

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 20 August 2021 While the post-pandemic era will see a major shift in Algeria’s foreign policy strategy, its basic tenets remain steadfast and dependent on principles of self-determination, respect for the sovereignty of other states, and non-interference in their internal affairs. Through its diplomacy and international lobbying actions, Read More >

Algeria: A New Challenging Era

Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy 20 July 2021 Algeria has entered a new cycle of political and economic turbulence since 2019. With the emergence of a deep political crisis that was latent over the last decade of President Bouteflika’s twenty years in office, institutional and social stability has once again been undermined. Read More >

Syria Next

By: Matthew Wollen, F GS-13 USAF AFSOC OC/SPDP 14 June 2021   Introduction Throughout the decades following WWII, the U.S. was the dominant economic, political, and military influencer in the Middle East.  Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Bahrain, Israel, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran all benefitted from one form of U.S. assistance or another.  No other Read More >

New Maritime Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean: Shared Concerns and Opportunities from Bangladesh Perspective

By Professor Shahab Enam Khan, Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, and Research Director, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute.[1] 3 May 2021  “Within a few generations, the world’s oceans will no longer be coloured blue. Instead, they will have been claimed by nation states and will be identified on maps according to the shades of the Read More >

North African Regional Integration: A New Paradigm

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui** 14 April 2021 1. The Overall Landscape The Mediterranean is mostly characterized by acute and latent conflicts both within the region and between countries. The crucial difficulties of the region include low development and differences in wealth between North and South, as well as high population density in the South. The Read More >

هل ستحدث إدارة بايدن فرقًا بالنسبة لليمن

يسعى الرئيس الأمريكي جو بايدن إلى إنهاء الحرب المستمرة منذ ست سنوات في اليمن، من خلال الحد من التدخلات العسكرية والعودة إلى الدبلوماسية حيث شكل فوز بايدن في الانتخابات الرئاسية الامريكية عامل ضغط على التحالف لتشكيل الحكومة والخروج بحل توافقي. اللافت للنظر أن توجه إدارة بايدن لا يختلف كثيراً عن  الاستراتيجية التي تسعى السعودية حالياً Read More >

Algeria, a key player for reconciliation in Mali and sustainable peace in the Sahel

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui** 28 March 2021 Northeast Mali was shaken two weeks ago by a deadly terrorist attack against the Malian security forces. This attack was followed by others in areas in western Niger bordering Mali. It is certainly not insignificant that these Violent Extremist Organization (VEO) operations happens at the announcement of the Read More >

Why Northeast India Matters For Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision?

by Dr. Rupakjyoti Borah, NESA Alumnus and Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University, Assam, India. The recent visit of the Ambassador of Japan to Assam is very significant. This comes against the background of Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) Vision. This development also has to be seen in conjunction with initiatives like Read More >