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An Alternative Approach to Regional Security in the Middle East

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 >

Global Supply Chains and Balancing Medical Need

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 >

COVID-19 and New World Order

“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).  

Pakistan and the Future of the Taliban: 10 Things to Consider

“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 >

The Iran Pressure Plan Will Fail

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. 

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