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CSAG Strategy Paper: The Red Sea – Neglected Nexus

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: CDR Hubert Mróz, POL (CSAG/CCJ5) and MAJ Essa Almansoori, UAE (CSAG/CCJ5) 14 April  2023   Overview: The strategic importance of the Red Sea basin, together with the Suez Canal, is obvious. Nevertheless, there are reasons to believe that the Red Sea region is a neglected nexus by the US, but not Read More >

The Bear, the Dragon, or the Eagle – Who Will Win in Sudan?

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: LTC Hany Mohamed, EGY Army (CSAG/CCJ5); LTC Rene Berendsen, NLD Army (CSAG/CCJ5); and LCDR Stipe Skelin, CRO Navy (CSAG/CCJ5)   20 April 2023 Subject: Analysis of the current situation in Sudan. Purpose: To present the results of the CSAG’s analysis regarding the on-going situation in Sudan. Read the complete paper here. Read More >

NESA Center and Armenian National Defense Research University Strategic Dialogue

  From 27–31 March 2023, Near East South Asia (NESA) Center’s Academic Dean, Dr. Roger Kangas led a team consisting of Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Associate Dean Charles Marks, and Professor Richard Wiersema to Yerevan, Armenia, in order to conduct a strategic dialogue with leadership, faculty, and analysts from the Armenian National Defense Research University Read More >

The 7th Great Power Competition Conference

On 7–9 March 2023, the Global and National Security Institute (GNSI) at the University of South Florida (USF), in collaboration with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, held the 7th Great Power Competition (GPC) Conference titled “The Current Rise of the Great Powers – The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East, Read More >

Tunisian National Defense Institute National Security Seminar

From 6–15 March 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), held its twelfth annual Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) National Security Seminar for 49 senior government officials from 18 Tunisian agencies. Joining the program from the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisian here in Washington, Read More >

Türkiye’s Role in the USCENTCOM AOR

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: LTC Jussi Puustinen, FIN Army, CSAG CCJ5 06 March  2023   Overview: Türkiye has quite a unique position in many perspectives e.g., geographically, geopolitically and geoeconomically. It lies at the intersection of Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia (and Africa) with ties to all of them; it has a land Read More >

The Red Sea – Neglected Nexus

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: CDR Hubert Mróz, POL (CSAG/CCJ5) and MAJ Essa Almansoori, UAE (CSAG/CCJ5) 1 March 2023 Subject: The Red Sea – Neglected Nexus. Purpose: This paper presents CSAG’s perspective on the current challenges in the Red Sea region. It focuses on the long-lasting phenomenon of regional stability and provides arguments on the possibility Read More >

German Higher Officer’s Seminar

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  On 1 March 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a German Higher Officer’s Seminar in Washington D.C. This seminar continues the proud tradition of hosting Washington Study visits of the German Staff Officer’s Course, the German War Course, and the Higher Officer’s Seminar in past years. Sessions included Read More >

NESA Roundtable “The Pros and Cons of Ankara’s Balancing Act with the Ukraine-Russia War” with Nigar Göksel from Crisis Group Türkiye

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  In acknowledgment of the one year since Russia began its full-scale invasion in Ukraine, Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies Executive Officer Sam Marrero moderated a roundtable with Nigar Göksel from Crisis Group Türkiye on Friday, 3 March 2023, on the ‘Pros and Cons of Ankara’s balancing act with the Ukraine-Russia Read More >

The Role of Regional Powers in the Contemporary Complex Geo-Political Environment

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: LTC Kashif Ehtisham, Pakistan Army, CSAG CCJ5 24 February 2023   Overview: Since the late 20th century, the term ‘regional power’ in international relations has been used for a sovereign state that exercises significant power within a given geographical region. There is a broad consensus that a necessary condition for regional Read More >