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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 >

Military Professionalism at Crossroads: A Review of Ginsburgh’s Thoughts

NESA Center Alumni Publication Thokozani Andrew Chazema – A NESA Alumnus; an adjunct lecturer at Mzuzu University, Department of Governance, Peace and Security Studies; an adjunct lecturer at Malawi Defence Force Command and Staff College affiliated to Malawi University of Science and Technology, Bingu School of Culture and Heritage, Defence and Strategic Studies Program; a Read More >

January–February 2024 NESA Center Update Report

View the NESA Center January–February 2024 Update focused on regional cyber trends. The update also highlights January through February NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events.   Regional Trends – Cyber U.S. Strategy in the Middle East: Cyber as a Non-traditional Threat: The cybersecurity landscape Read More >

2024 Tunisian National Defense Institute Security Seminar (Phase I of II)

In partnership with US Africa Command, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted Phase I/II of the Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) Security Seminar in Tunis, Tunisia, on 9 January 2024. Professor Anne Moisan covered a Strategic Policy Approach for developing this year’s Class Strategic White Paper for the Minister of Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM-IEMed “Human Security Approach for the 2030 Workshop”

From 10-11 January 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies/Strategic Studies Network (SSN), in partnership with US Africa Command and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), conducted the 10th annual workshop entitled “NESA (SSN)-AFRICOM-IEMed Human Security Approach for the 2030 Workshop,” in Tunis, Tunisia. Professor Anne Moisan and Fahad Malaikah Read More >

Algeria-Turkey: Consolidating the Strategic Partnership

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Geopolitics expert and Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center (www.nordsudventures.com) and member of the Istanbul Economic Cooperation Platform (UIP) 26 December 2023 The latest state visit of Turkish President Erdogan to Algeria in mid-November 2023 allowed Algiers and Ankara to consolidate the strategic partnership of their Read More >

The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals In Mediterrafrica

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Chairman of NSV Studies and Consultancy Center, Member of the Expert Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum and the “Track 2” Task Force of the United Nations System (UNCSR-1540), and NESA Center for Strategic Studies Alumni. 19 November 2023 Since the Russo-Ukrainian political-military crisis, the Mediterranean Read More >

IAEA: Algeria Elected as a Member of the Agency’s Board of Governors for 2023–2025 (Analysis)

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Chairman of NSV Studies and Consultancy Center, Member of the Expert Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum and the “Track 2” Task Force of the United Nations System (UNCSR-1540), and NESA Center for Strategic Studies Alumni. 10 October 2023   Algeria was elected by the 67th Read More >

The Politico-Military Crisis in Niger Intensifies the Risk of Blowing up the Sub-Saharan and North Africa Regions

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Chairman of NSV Consultancy & Studies Center and an active member of the ‘Track 2’ Working Group of the United Nations System (UNSCR-1540) 6 August 2023 The military coup of July 26, 2023, in Niger was linked, on the one hand, to the insecurity in particular in Read More >

Cyber Security Seminar: Sharing Experiences

The NESA Center executed its first cyber security seminar from 12–15 June 2023 in Washington, D.C., titled “Cyber Security: Sharing Experiences.” Twelve countries from the MENA region were represented.   Senior U.S. officials and think-tank representatives addressed the seminar. All presentations were followed with discussions that were held off-the-record under Chatham House rules of non-attribution. Read More >