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NESA-USAFRICOM “North Africa Senior Leaders Workshop”

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), conducted a “North Africa Senior Leaders Workshop” from 7–14 September 2022 in Washington, DC, ending the 2022 NESA-AFRICOM Workshop Series. The focus of the Workshop was on the crises and evolving global trends that will shape the world in decades Read More >

Algeria-U.S. Strategic Partnership

NESA Center Alumni Publication By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of NSV Studies Consultancy & Studies Center 2 September 2022 The contemporary relations between Algeria and the United States of America date back to U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s support for the war of liberation against French colonialism. After regaining its independence, trade, energy, and security Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Countering Violent Extremism: The Evolution of Radicalization and Responses Workshop

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), conducted the “NESA-AFRICOM Countering Violent Extremism: The Evolution of Radicalization and Responses Workshop” from 1–5 August 2022 in Casablanca, Morocco. In examining radicalization in the region, two issues came to the forefront: the continuing and evolving use of Read More >

CENTCOM Strategic Survey Seminar

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a CENTCOM Strategic Survey Seminar in Tampa, Florida, from 19–21 July 2022. The 3-day seminar was entitled “Evolving U.S. National Security in the Middle East and South Asia.” It was aimed at giving about 35 U.S Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command Read More >

Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Regional Survey Report

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has dealt yet another challenge with global economic and humanitarian repercussions. In April 2022, the NESA Center surveyed its global alumni network of almost 12,000 security professionals from more than 150 countries to assess the global impact of the invasion, as well as regional attitudes and trends across the NESA Read More >

Is Egypt on the Way to Becoming a Regional Power?

By: LTC Ali Albedwawi, UAE MOD, CSAG CCJ5 25 Mar 2022 Overview: Egypt’s geopolitical importance lies in being open to different geopolitical dimensions at the same time. It overlooks the North African region from the east, connects to the African depth from the north, Sinai allows it to connect with the Middle East and the Read More >

GCC-Algeria Relationship within the Regional Constellation

NESA Center Alumni Publication By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 15 December 2021 Background The states of the Gulf and North Africa are part of one strategic space defined, broadly, by shared linguistic, cultural, religious, social, and historical characteristics. Both subregions are members of the League of Arab States, and they perceive themselves to Read More >

Counterfeiting and Migration Workshop

On 09 September 2021, NESA and AFRICOM, in partnership with WJPC, GCMC, and IEMed, conducted a Counterfeiting and Migration Workshop as part of its virtual Transnational Threats Series. The Series began with a Transnational Threats Workshop held online on 28 January 2021 laying out broad concepts that impact all three Regional Center areas of focus. Read More >

Algerian Foreign Policy in the Post-Pandemic Era

NESA Center Alumni Publication By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 20 August 2021 While the post-pandemic era will see a major shift in Algeria’s foreign policy strategy, its basic tenets remain steadfast and dependent on principles of self-determination, respect for the sovereignty of other states, and non-interference in their internal affairs. Through its diplomacy Read More >