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Perceptions of the Indo-Pacific – Views from the NESA Region

In August 2022, the NESA Center distributed a survey to its alumni network with a range of questions formulated around U.S. policy towards the Indo-Pacific and how that impacts the countries of the NESA region. The survey also sought to measure attitudes about Chinese engagement in the Indo-Pacific and NESA regions. The survey contained a Read More >

NESA Maritime Series: Indian Ocean Island Forum

From 20–22 June 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the IOR Island State Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants hailed from 18 different countries throughout the Indian Ocean Region. The event, a component of NESA’s ongoing programmatic efforts devoted to the Indian Ocean and the larger Indo-Pacific, focused on the Read More >

Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Regional Survey Report

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has dealt yet another challenge with global economic and humanitarian repercussions. In April 2022, the NESA Center surveyed its global alumni network of almost 12,000 security professionals from more than 150 countries to assess the global impact of the invasion, as well as regional attitudes and trends across the NESA Read More >

Beyond the Geopolitics of the Quad

From 4 to 6 May 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in cooperation with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the National Maritime Foundation, the Australian National University, and the Japanese Institute of International Affairs (Tokyo), conducted a workshop titled “Beyond the Geopolitics of the Read More >

NESA Maritime Series: Indian Ocean Region Underwater Challenges Workshop

From 21 to 23 March 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a digital workshop that explored underwater security challenges in the wider Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The discussions discussed topics pertaining to military/security concerns, cyber and technological components, environmental considerations, and private sector perspectives on the underwater domain. Participants Read More >