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NESA Maritime Digital Security Series: “Challenges to Littoral Zones in the Indian Ocean Region”

Mr. Jeffrey Payne of the NESA Center continued the NESA Maritime Security Digital Series on 30 July.  The roundtable focused on the challenges to littoral zones in the Indian Ocean Region.  Discussants included: Dr. Ian Ralby of I.R. Consilium; Ms. Toral Vadgama of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, UNODC; and Commodore (ret.) C Uday Bhaskar Read More >

Maritime Security Series: China’s Outreach in the Western Indian Ocean Region

The sixth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on China’s outreach in the Western Indian Ocean Region.  Speakers were Dr. Jonathan Fulton of Zayed University, Dr. Christopher Yung, Dean of the War College at Marines Corps University, and Ms. Carice Witte, Executive Director of SIGNAL.  The conversation covers China’s interests in the Read More >

Europe’s Maritime Perspectives between the Suez and Malacca

NESA’s Jeffrey Payne hosted another edition of the Digital Maritime Series on 01 July, “Europe’s Maritime Perspectives between the Suez and Malacca.” In this digital discussion of the Indian Ocean Region, the perspectives of European powers are discussed by prominent experts, including Dr. Antoine Levesques and Mr. Viraj Solonaki of IISS, Ms. Veerle Nouwens of Read More >

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 >

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