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Sudan Orientation Program for the West Point Model Arab League

From 5–6 October 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the West Point United States Military Academy (USMA) Model Arab League team at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. for an orientation program on Sudan. On Thursday, 5 October 2023, Professor David Des Roches gave presentations on Sudan, including Sudanese Read More >

SANDU Faculty Development & Transformation Support Workshop

From 2–11 October 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies delivered a seven-day Faculty Development and Transformation Support Workshop to the Saudi Arabian National Defense University (SANDU) War Wing. The workshop was held at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. The War Wing Commandants, MG Sadd and MG Hassan, and twelve senior faculty attended the Read More >

Omani Chief of Staff Sultan Armed Forces Program

On 21 September 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies conducted a one-day program in Washington, D.C., with eight military officers from the Omani Chief of Staff Sultan Armed Forces. The day began with introductions and a welcome from NESA Center Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.).   NESA Center Professors 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 >

NESA Center Seminar Builds Iraqi Senior Leadership Capabilities

From 7–18 August 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) hosted a delegation of 32 senior Iraqi military officers and government officials for a two-week Iraqi General Officer Capstone Seminar in Washington, D.C. The Seminar, modeled on the U.S. Capstone Program, was designed to prepare Senior Leaders for the unique challenges Read More >

Saudi War Course: Fundamentals of Wargaming

  From 1–5 May 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held a professional military education program in Washington, D.C., on the “Fundamentals of Wargaming” with five faculty members from the Saudi Command and Staff College of Saudi Arabia National Defense University. The course introduced the students to the wargaming theory Read More >

Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Command & Staff College Program

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, led by Matthew Holbert, NESA Program Manager and Associate Dean of Administration and Tom Wagstaff, Academic Advisor to the Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Command Staff College, hosted the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) from 1–5 May 2023. Holbert Read More >