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Women, Peace & Security: Jordan

On August 18 the NESA Center hosted a discussion, facilitated by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, on Women Peace & Security with participants from Jordan with backgrounds in education and journalism. The conversation revolved around the impacts of education, religion, culture, and the economy on women’s equality. Of particular consideration was the impact of regional conflicts on Read More >

Roundtable Discussion with Jordanian Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Dina Kawar

On July 21, the NESA Center hosted the Jordanian Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Dina Kawar for a roundtable discussion attended by NESA Faculty and representatives of various United States Government agencies. The discussion covered regional topics and the Coronavirus pandemic. Participants were able to ask questions and engage in frank, not-for-attribution conversation Read More >

Leadership Lessons in Crisis, the Jordanian Model

Emil Abujaber, NESA Alumnus, CEO and co-founder of Alhadaf organization Sirens and heavy military equipment roaming the streets of a country usually trigger fear and trauma, thought not as much in Jordan. The COVID-19 pandemic’s rapid spread has left most countries without a sense of security, and it has undoubtedly put government leaders under stress Read More >

COVID-19: Health and Economic Crises

بالعربية Pусский Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, NESA Since mid-February, people in the NESA region and around the world have been suffering from two overlapping crises – a health crisis and an economic one. Turkey and Iran have had the largest number of infected cases, but the virus has not spared any country in the region or Read More >

The Coronavirus Impact on Israel, Palestine Jordan

باللغة العربية Dr. Michael Sharnoff, NESA Center, 30 March 2020 Dr. Michael Sharnoff is an Associate Professor at the NESA Center and is the author of Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel. The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many deaths, illnesses and major disruptions for Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians. Israel’s Ministry Read More >

From Democratization to Securitization: Post‐Arab Spring Political Order in the Middle East

This article examines the question: why and how the wave of democratization in the Middle East has receded, giving way to the prioritization of security in the post‐Arab Spring by conducting analyses at three levels: societal, state, and international. By applying the main concepts and theories found in the literature on democratization and securitization and Read More >

U.S. National Security Strategy 2018- English, French, Russian, Dari

President Donald Trump released his administrations U.S. National Security Strategy. See his vision here. The four main pillars of his new strategy include: Protecting the U.S. from threats. Promoting American prosperity. Preserving “peace through strength.” Advancing American influence. Take a look at his vision and further explanation of the pillars here in: English (web-link); English Read More >

Arab States and the Alienation of the Masses: Pre and post Arab Spring

State polices and the strategic choices of the ruling elite have alienated the Arab people. This paper analyzes the source of the Arab masses alienation by the state using the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) and the World Wide Governance Indicators along the following dimensions: lack of political participation; unstable democratic institutions; lack of political Read More >

Irregular War: ISIS and The New Threat From The Margins

Over the past two years, several books have appeared focusing on Islamic State (IS). These have largely focused on its history, its ideological appeal or its propensity to make use of social media to spread its message of hate. Other publications have examined the subject matter from a military perspective – that of counter-insurgency. In Read More >

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