NESA Alumnus Eman Ragab writes for The Cairo Review of Global Affairs on the persisting lack of a multi-lateral security force for the Middle East. The recently U.S.-proposed anti-Iran Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) and the European-led missions to secure navigation in the Persian Gulf again force the consideration of this issue. U.S. and European Read More >
باللغة العربية Jeff Payne, NESA Center, 1 April 2020 Governments around the world remain fixated on addressing the immediate challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic. The immediate costs, both social and fiscal, of addressing the viral outbreak will be high virtually everywhere. The secondary costs will also be high and require reflection on standard procedures Read More >
“Could Covid-19 prove to be another landmark event similar to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the Soviet Union?” Read more below from NESA Alumnus Dr. Nischal Pandey: ‘COVID-19 and New World Order’ originally published in Republica National Daily (Nepal).
باللغة العربية Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, NESA Center, 30 March 2020 The Coronavirus has been proven to be one of the worst catastrophic experiences the world has seen in recent times, having spread to almost every country. People from different socio-economic backgrounds, religious, ethnic and sectarian groups have been infected. It is too soon to try Read More >
باللغة العربية en français David Des Roches, NESA Center, 29 March 2020 In a pandemic, there are three sources of societal damage. The first is damage from the disease; the second is damage from any panic which may accompany the disease, the third is economic damage due to the disease and the measures taken to Read More >
“Developing an intra-Afghan understanding is a necessary step for peacebuilding in Afghanistan, but it cannot happen with Afghanistan’s neighbors pulling the various groups in different directions. U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, had a clear mandate to cut a deal with the Taliban and, to give him his due, he pursued it with Read More >
NESA Professor, Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, June 9 2019 There is no doubt that the “maximum pressure” strategy is making life harder for the government of Tehran and the majority of Iranian people. Still, it is unlikely that the pressure will lead to a major policy shift. Read more from Dr. Bahgat’s published article here.
Indian Muslims in general and especially those in conflict theatres of Kashmir have not made common cause with the alleged sufferings of their fellow Muslims elsewhere in the world, the prospect of living in a caliphate has also not held out much of an attraction for them. Read more: http://bit.ly/2X3i1TI
US President Donald Trump’s policies towards the Middle East have worked to deepen longstanding divisions in this region over how to handle Iran, which the Trump administration and some countries in this region regard as a central source of tension in the Middle East. Read more: http://bit.ly/2JTNQqT
According to the latest Global Terrorism Index (2018) published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Sahel-Sahara region ranks third in the world as the region most impacted by terrorism from 2002 to 2017, both in terms of the frequency of attacks and the total number of victims. The Middle East and North Africa Read More >