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Community Oriented Policing & Countering Violent Extremism

From 14-18 November 2021, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted a hybrid seminar organized in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Interior titled “Community Oriented Policing and Countering Violent Extremism” in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of major community policing challenges, especially in Read More >

Arab-Israeli Conflict: Israel/Jordan Trust to Enhance Defense and Security Cooperation Seminar

From 9 to 12 August, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a four-day seminar titled, “Arab-Israeli Conflict: Israel/Jordan Trust to Enhance Defense and Security Cooperation Seminar” to assess ways to establish peace and security cooperation between Israel and Jordan. The seminar was designed to offer a unique forum for discussing Read More >

After Normalization, Why Does the Middle East Peace Process Still Matter?

By: Col Emad Elganzory, EGY Army, CSAG CCJ5 25 June 2021 Introduction: The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been described as the mother of all issues in the Middle East. It is one of the most protracted and potentially dangerous conflicts in the world. After more than seven decades, resolving the conflict remains a distant dream. It Read More >

Regional Organization and System Design for Security Governance

  07 October 2020 – In the third edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series, NESA’s Fahad Malaikah hosts Al Sharif Nasser bin Nasser of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for a discussion on the system design and organizational culture challenges facing Middle East governments, particularly under the Covid-19 crisis. The pair further discussed Read More >

Jordan’s COVID 19 Response: Lesson’s Learned

  30 September 2020 – The second edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series featured a discussion with Dr. Emil Abujaber, Co-Founder and CEO of the non-profit Al Hadaf organization based in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. NESA’s Fahad Malaikah interviewed Dr. Abujaber on the lessons learned from Jordan’s experience with Covid-19 as well Read More >

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 >

Israel’s Annexation Plans and the Hashemite Kingdom

  By COL Mohamed Etman, Egyptian Army, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 02 July 2020 Summary: The geopolitical implications of President Trump’s peace initiative “Peace to Prosperity – A Vision to the Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People”  are analyzed for both Israel and Jordan. 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 >