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Maritime Security Coordination and Countertrafficking Operations Issues

On 20 October 2021, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) conducted the Maritime Security Coordination and Countertrafficking Operations Issues virtual workshop in partnership with US Africa Command, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (WJPC), the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC), and the European Institute of 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 >

Trend Lines in the Indian Ocean Region

March 25, 2021 – In the newest iteration of the IOR Digital Series, NESA’s Jeff Payne is joined by CNA’s Nilanthi Samaranayake to discuss trend lines in the Indian Ocean Region, the problem sets facing U.S. decision-making towards the region, the particular challenges facing IOR island states, and what is going on regarding the dispute Read More >

Iran’s South Korea-Flagged Oil Tanker Seizure: What Does this Action Mean?

By Lieutenant Colonel Youngsuk Lee, Republic of Korea Army, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 8 Feb 2021 Introduction: On 5 January 2021, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized the South Korea-flagged oil tanker M/T HANKUK CHEMI in the Strait of Hormuz. As a justification, Iran cited alleged Read More >

MARSEC Perspectives with Rear Admiral Curt Renshaw

3 November 2020 – The newest iteration of NESA’s IOR digital series features perspectives on maritime security by RDML Curt Renshaw, Deputy Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command. RDML Renshaw discusses not only the complex set of challenges in the waters of the larger MENA region, but he also highlights how the pandemic of Read More >

NESA IOR Digital Series with Dr. Joshua Tallis

In this iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series, Jeff Payne is joined by Dr. Joshua Tallis of the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). The conversation centers on how various illicit activities at sea overlap in the tools and methodologies used. As such, efforts at counterterrorism at sea, drug interdiction, or even counter-smuggling, build the Read More >

Consultations on Indo-Pacific Security: “The Quad”

15 October 2020 – This iteration of the NESA IOR Digital series is the third gathering of the IOR Roundtable, a forum designed for those interested in IOR issues to gather for the exchange of ideas. The focus of this conversation is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as the “Quad”, or consultations on Indo-Pacific Read More >