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NESA MARSEC Digital Series 4: IOR Digital Roundtable

The fourth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on American experts and how they see the Indian Ocean Region amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  The speakers represented various USG affiliated research institutions, private think tanks, and universities.  The conversation was moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  The conversation covered a wide range of Read More >

India’s Maritime Vision

The third digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focuses on India’s IOR security calculations and its maritime strategy.  The discussant is Mr. Abhijit Singh of the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  Highlights from the conversation follow: Q: What is the focal point in Delhi regarding India’s Read More >

Red Sea Waters: Great Power Competition Beyond the Indo-Pacific

As part of the Maritime Digital Security Series, NESA Manager of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Payne, hosted and moderated the virtual roundtable “Red Sea Waters: Great Power Competition Beyond the Indo-Pacific.” The Red Sea is gaining attention among security specialists due to increased activity of regional and non-regional powers along its littoral zones.  Regardless of Read More >

Dear Middle East Littoral States: Take MDA Seriously

Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center The larger Middle East is a complex security environment.  Ongoing civil conflicts, consistent regional rivalries, and persistent attention by outside major powers are but a few of the factors that shape this complex security situation.  As such, many Middle Eastern powers have built sophisticated security services that seek to maintain stability Read More >

The Concept of a Pacific Combined Maritime Task Force

Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center An idea has been kicked around Washington, DC for a few years that the Indo-Pacific needs some type of cooperative maritime institution.  Reflecting the need for an intensification of maritime collective action among partners in the larger Indo-Pacific, this cooperative institution would serve as a perpetual mechanism for joint training and Read More >

The Struggle for the Mediterranean: New Twists in the Coronavirus Crisis

Col. (ret.) Dr. Eran Lerman, NESA Alumnus and Vice President, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS) On 29 March 2020 a French navy frigate, the Provence, patrolling the Mediterranean as part of Operation Naval Guard, intercepted a Turkish freighter on its way to Tripoli, Libya, and forced it to change course. The French had Read More >

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