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U.S. Army War College Strategic Staff Ride Seminar at the NESA Center on 15 May 2024

On 15 May 2024, fifteen U.S. Army War College students and accompanying faculty attended a two-hour seminar hosted by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies. The students and faculty were in Washington, D.C. as part of the Army War College’s annual Strategic Staff Ride, which brings the entire student body to Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Transnational Threats Know No Borders Workshop

From 6–9 May 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with United States Africa Command, held a focused workshop with 29 participants in Casablanca, Morocco. The 29 senior government and civilian security experts came from 11 countries, including a number from the Americas. The participants (40% were women) provided Read More >

SSN: Environmental Security Seminar

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The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held its “Strategic Studies Network (SSN) Environmental Security” seminar in Washington, D.C., from 22–24 April 2024 for 21 participants from 18 countries.   The three-day seminar had the goal of bringing together participants to better understand the history and significance of climate change. Through presentations Read More >

2024 Tunisian National Defense Institute National Security Seminar

From 16–24 April 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held its annual Tunisian National Defense Institute (TNDI) National Security Seminar for 45 senior government officials from 14 Tunisian agencies, as well as the President’s Office. This is the 13th year in the NESA-AFRICOM partnership Read More >

Indo-Pacific Minilateral Series: Maritime Security, the Indo-Pacific, and Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness Workshop

From 23–25 April 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, along with Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), conducted a workshop entitled “Maritime Security, the Indo-Pacific, and Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness” in Jakarta, Indonesia. The local host and partner for the event was the National Research and Read More >

Israel Indo-Pacific Roundtable Virtual Workshop

From 27–28 March 2024, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies held an inaugural Israel Indo-Pacific Roundtable Virtual Workshop on Zoom. The workshop provided a venue for participants from Israel and across the Indo-Pacific region to discuss shared interests, identify new areas for cooperation, and strengthen their partnerships.   NESA Center Associate Professor Dr. Michael Sharnoff, Read More >

2023 NESA Center Impact Report

Read the 2023 Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies Impact Report, which showcases the NESA Center alumni network, academic programming, and engagements spanning from fiscal year 2023 to the first quarter of fiscal year 2024. It particularly highlights the following areas of focus: Transnational and Asymmetric Threats Territorial and Maritime Security Defense Sector Read More >

Washington Seminar – February 2024

On 14 February 2024, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies held a Washington Seminar Discussion at the Army-Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Dr. Michael Sharnoff moderated a conversation between Hanin Ghaddar and David Makovsky, both policy scholars at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The afternoon ended with a question-and-answer session with 32 participants Read More >

SANDU Military Strategy Course

From 28 January–2 February 2024, Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies Professors Mark Bibbey and David Des Roches, supported by Matthew Holbert, NESA Program Manager, and Thomas Wagstaff, Academic Advisor, delivered the one-week Saudi War Course Strategy Module, to support the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read More >

Countering Violent Extremism and the Role of Community Policing: Best Practices 2024 Program

From 28 January – 1 February 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a program in Kathmandu, Nepal, titled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Role of Community Policing: Best Practices.” The seminar was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of significant community policing challenges, especially in the realm of violent extremism, and deliberate Read More >