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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 >

Impact of COVID on Global Power Competition

by Matthew Woollen, NESA Alumnus and Program Analyst, United States Air Force Special Operations Command Despite an early belief, particularly in the United States, that the world would return to “normal” in short order following the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s now obvious the global impacts of the virus are long term. The duration and degree Read More >

40 Years Later: The Role of Algerian Diplomacy During the Iran Hostage Crisis

by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center and NESA Alumnus 25 January 2021 – On January 20, 1981, an “Air Algérie” Aircraft landed on the tarmac at Algiers international airport, coming from Tehran, with 52 American diplomats on board, who had just been freed after 444 days of being held hostage at Read More >

US Confirms Full Sovereignty of Morocco over the Sahara in Exchange for Recognizing Israel

Moha Ennaji, a NESA Alumnus, is President of the South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies in Morocco. His most recent books include Managing Cultural Diversity in the Mediterranean Region  and Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa: Aftermath of the Arab Spring. 8 January 2021 – Following recent developments in the Middle East, Read More >

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