The Stakes of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Strategic Alliances Mapping

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui (Chairman of NSV Consultancy & Studies Center and Advisory Board Member of the Defense and Security Forum) 21 May 2023 1. The Context Under the auspices of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, closed-door discussions were held on 3 May 2023 in Washington, DC between Azerbaijan and Armenia regarding Read More >

NESA Center and Armenian National Defense Research University Strategic Dialogue

  From 27–31 March 2023, Near East South Asia (NESA) Center’s Academic Dean, Dr. Roger Kangas led a team consisting of Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Associate Dean Charles Marks, and Professor Richard Wiersema to Yerevan, Armenia, in order to conduct a strategic dialogue with leadership, faculty, and analysts from the Armenian National Defense Research University Read More >

Armenian National Defense Research University Strategy Seminar

From 11–14 April 2022, NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, and NESA Center Professor Richard Wiersema conducted a Strategy Seminar with thirty members of leadership and faculty at the Armenian National Defense Research University (NDRU) in Yerevan, Armenia. The U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) coordinated the seminar Read More >

Lessons Learned from the 2020 Armenia-Azerbaijan War over Nagorno-Karabakh

By: LTC Maciej Zaborowski, POL AF, CSAG CCJ5 05 Nov 2021 Introduction: The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the autumn of 2020 gained the attention of the international community. The conflict has long been considered, albeit wrongly, a frozen one by a majority of Western experts. However, the outcomes of the war were misguided Read More >