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What is Behind the Humanitarian Policy of the Russian Federation

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Hany Mohamed, LTC, Egypt Army (CSAG/CCJ5) 9 November 2022 Subject: What is behind (Концепция гуманитарной политики Российской Федерации за рубежом)? The Concept of the Russian Humanitarian Policy document. Purpose: To present a rational and literal analysis for the contents and timing of the humanitarian abroad policy of the Russian Federation and Read More >

Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Executive Leadership Program

From 23 September until 7 October 2022 the NESA Center, in partnership with Raytheon, conducted the eighteenth iteration of the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) Executive Leadership Program. As in other programs, this course brings senior military officers (all on this specific program were general officers) from the RSADF to the United States to Read More >

Washington Seminar “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age”

On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion in Washington, D.C. The seminar was titled “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age.” NESA Center Director LTG Terry A. Wolff, USA (Ret.) had an engaging discussion Read More >

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Challenging the West

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Kashif Ehtisham, LTC, Pakistan Army CSAG/CCJ5 14 October 2022 Subject: Is SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) building up to challenge the US lead West? Purpose: After the recent extraordinary gathering of 14 x states at Uzbekistan under the ambit of SCO and its expansion with full membership of Iran, critics labeled the Read More >

Xi-Putin Meeting in SCO Summit

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Jussi Puustinen, LTC, FIN Army, CSAG/CCJ5 21 September 2022 Subject: Xi has put on some weight; Changing dynamics between Xi and Putin and the consequences. Purpose: To provide a perspective on the implications of the Xi – Putin meeting at the 22nd SCO summit amid Russian illegal invasion of Ukraine and Read More >

The Middle East Game of Drones

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Mihai Girboan, Maj., ROU Army, CSAG/CCJ5 24 August 2022 Subject: The Middle East Game of Drones. Purpose: To identify the new tendencies in technology, proliferation, and commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles, the strategic ties between actors, the “why and how” of the UAV use in USCENTCOM AOR and the consequences resulting from it, Read More >

Iran’s Diplomacy Against the Backdrop of the Russian – Ukrainian War

By: LTC Andrea ZANINI, ITA A, Action Officer, CSAG CCJ5 6 October 2022 Overview: In Iran, the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi continues its strive for regional diplomacy, as tensions with the West over its nuclear program continue to build up. The conservative president came to power in August 2021 with a promise of “extending Read More >

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Some of its Implications on the USCENTCOM’s AOR and Beyond

By: CDR Hubert MROZ, POL Navy, CSAG CCJ5 5 August 2022 Overview: In many ways, the world will no longer be the same as it was before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paradoxically, the region where the effects of the war are most felt and capable of bringing about the greatest changes is not Europe, Read More >

What Comes Next for the Caspian Region Following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On 28 and 29 June 2022, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) along with the Caspian Policy Center (CPC) hosted the Caspian Security Conference titled “What Comes Next for the Caspian Region Following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.” The virtual seminar consisted of two panels. The first panel, titled “The Developing Read More >

UK Withdrawal in the 1970s and Reduction of US Military Footprint in 2021: A Comparison

By: LCDR Stipe Skelin, HRV Navy, CSAG CCJ5 22 June 2022 Overview: This document proposes through the study of a historical case – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Middle East (ME) in the 1970s – to establish a comparison with the continuous reduction of the US footprint. The political, financial, and military Read More >