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Xi Jinping’s Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Ibrahim Elveren, MAJ, Turkish Army (CSAG/CCJ5) and Taewon Choi, LTC, Republic of Korea Army (CSAG/CCJ5) 15 December 2022 Subject:Xi Jinping’s Visit to the KSA (for China-Saudi Summit, China-GCC Summit and China-Arab States Summit) Purpose: This paper aims to present the CSAG’s analysis regarding Chinese Leader Xi Jinping’s visit to the KSA Read More >

Saudi Ministry of Defense Conflict Termination Workshop

From 23–27 October 2022, the NESA Center conducted a mobile training team course of instruction on conflict termination on conflict termination theory, negotiations theory, and case studies for the Saudi Ministry of Defense (MOD). The week-long workshop was held in Riyadh, KSA. The Saudis are looking for a way to end the Yemen conflict while Read More >

The Future of Saudi-Turkish Bilateral Relations

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: COL Humoud Alradaan, KWT MOD, Action Officer, CSAG CCJ5 28 October 2022 Overview: Saudi Arabia possesses deep-rooted historical and cultural ties with Türkiye. The history of diplomatic relations dates to 1929, following the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries. Bilateral relations have been strengthened through 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 >

CENTCOM Options Regarding OPEC Production Reduction Decision

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: René Berendsen, LTC, Royal Netherlands Army, CSAG/CCJ5 & Ibrahim Elveren, MAJ, Turkish Army, CSAG/CCJ5 14 October 2022 Subject: Analysis of CENTCOM options regarding the OPEC+ decision to cut oil target by 2 million barrels per day (bpd), Oct 5, 2022. Purpose: To present the results of the CSAG’s analysis of CENTCOM Read More >

China’s Investments in Security Cooperation in the Middle East

By: MAJ Ibrahim ELVEREN, TUR ARMY, Action Officer, CSAG CCJ5 13 October 2022 Overview: Aiming to change the world order established by the USA, China has taken necessary steps to achieve this, especially since 2010. To understand China’s goals, we only need to look at the Chinese long-term timeline also shared by President Xi Jinping. Read More >

Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf Seminar

From 28 August – 01 September 2022, the NESA Center conducted a seminar titled “Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf.” The four-day hybrid workshop was held in Muscat, Oman.   This seminar was designed to help participants assess, analyze and identify opportunities to effectively counter human trafficking in South Asia Read More >

Royal Jordanian National Defense College: Perspectives on Strategic Leadership Seminar

From 25–27 July 2022, the NESA Center conducted a Perspectives on Strategic Leadership seminar with students and faculty of the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) in Amman, Jordan. The seminar marked the start of the academic year for the 120 students attending the year-long senior officer professional military education (PME) course in Jordan. The 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 >

SANDU War College Joint Professional Military Education Seminar

From 17–20 May 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies in coordination with the Saudi Arabian National Defense University (SANDU) conducted a War College Joint Professional Military Education Seminar titled “Partnering with Coalition Forces, Agencies, and Non-combatants.” The seminar was held at National Defense University (NDU) in Fort McNair, Washington DC. Read More >