Research Report: Power of Three: Role of Academia, Media & Think Tanks in Security Reform

The research report “Power of Three: Role of Academia, Media & Think Tanks in Security Reform,” was published following the day-long seminar on “Academia, Media, and National Security in Pakistan” held on 13 September 2022 hosted by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies in collaboration with the think tank Jinnah Institute Read More >

NESA Center Roundtable Discussion with the Indian Institute of Public Administration

On 6 February 2024, five NESA Center faculty members held a seminar discussion at NESA Center offices in Washington, D.C., with two faculty members and twelve students from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) regarding current and emergent policy issues in South Asia and the Indian Ocean littoral. Adjunct Professor John (Jack) Gill opened the seminar Read More >

NESA Center Subject Matter Expert Lecture Series at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College

From 21- 23 January 2024, the NESA Center Professional Military Education (PME) Team enabled the delivery of three subject matter expert (SME) lectures to students and faculty at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) outside Amman, Jordan.   Over the course of three days, students at the RJNDC attended a series of seminars and Read More >

U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Unraveling Complexities, Forging a Shared Future

NESA Center Alumni Publication Author: Syeda Tahreem Bukhari – a Research Officer at the Centre for International Strategic Studies-AJK with an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies, and a NESA Center for Strategic Studies Alumni.  Co-author: Abdul Basit – an Associate Research Officer at Strategic Stability Desk, Center for International Strategic Studies, AJK and is Read More >

Fragility in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Expanding China’s Geopolitical Ambition

NESA Center Alumni Publication Asanga Abeyagoonasekera– Executive Director of the South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) under the Millennium Project in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the recent book ‘Teardrop Diplomacy (2023)’ published by Bloomsbury, and a NESA Alumni. 7 December 2023   “Large Chinese investments in white elephant projects – Kyaukphyu in Myanmar’s Read More >

Analyzing The Kashmir Conflict – Chinese Connection and Implications for the US

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: LTC Kashif Ehtisham, Pakistan Army (CSAG/CCJ5)  17 November  2023   Overview: The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has resulted in decades of hostility, including three wars. The Kashmir dispute is the oldest pending dispute on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which merits earnest world attention Read More >

NESA-IISS Southern Asia Security Conference in Oman

In partnership with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the NESA Center for Strategic Studies held the 16th annual NESA–IISS Southern Asia Security Conference in Oman from 13–15 October 2023. NESA Center Dean Dr. Roger Kangas and Professors Dr. Hassan Abbas and John Gill participated in the unique off–the–record track 1.5 event that brought Read More >

2023 Royal Jordanian National Defense College Strategic Leadership Seminar

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From 21–30 August 2023, the NESA Center conducted the “Perspectives on Strategic Leadership Seminar” with students and faculty of the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) in Amman, Jordan. Seminar content and instruction was led by NESA Center Associate Dean Charles Marks and Professor Richard Wiersema. Training services on alumni resources and induction into the Read More >

Security Trends & Challenges in South Asia

From 28–30 August 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with the Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (BCIPA) Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University, hosted a Strategic Studies Network (SSN) seminar titled “Security Trends & Challenges in South Asia” in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The SSN is a NESA Center initiative Read More >

April–May 2023 NESA Center Update Report

View the NESA Center April – May 2023  Update focused on Central and South Asia region trends. The update also highlights April through May NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events. Central & South Asia Trends: A recent SIGAR report asserts that foreign armed groups Read More >