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Translation Services for the Strategic Initiatives Office – An Investment into The Future

May 2022 – The translators’ team for the Strategic Initiatives Office recently celebrated the submission of a joint project with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. These individuals were a crucial part of an international team of over 30 members who tirelessly worked for almost two years to prepare, baseline, benchmark, preliminary Read More >

Saudi Arabia National Defense University Executive Seminar

On March 14–25, 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, led by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Terry Wolff, NESA Director, hosted the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC). LTG (Ret.) Wolff welcomed Major General Mohammed J. Alruwaili, AFCSC Commandant and President of the future Saudi Arabia Read More >

SIO & The NESA Center Formally Present SANDU Design

27 February 2022 – The Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO) and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) formally presented the culmination of over 18 months of the team’s work on the Target Operating Model (TOM) for the Saudi Arabian National Defense University (SANDU). This work was an international project of 30 Read More >

Inaugural International Humanitarian Law / Law of Armed Conflict Course for Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Command and Staff College

17 January – 9 March 2022 – The NESA Center Military Advisor to the Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Command and Staff College, COL William “Bill” Stephens, funded through an FMS case, presented on multiple topics during the inaugural International Humanitarian Law Course for Saudi Arabia. This 8-week course was offered to twenty-six students and two Read More >

NESA Center Supports Establishing SANDU

08 February 2022 – For the first time since the ‘pandemic public health and travel restrictions’ began, the Strategic Implementation Office (SIO) met in person to review the Target Operating Model (TOM) submission, which they prepared for the Saudi Ministry of Defense. The SIO is the combined Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies Read More >

GCC-Algeria Relationship within the Regional Constellation

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 15 December 2021 Background The states of the Gulf and North Africa are part of one strategic space defined, broadly, by shared linguistic, cultural, religious, social, and historical characteristics. Both subregions are members of the League of Arab States, and they perceive themselves to be part of one Read More >

Community Oriented Policing & Countering Violent Extremism

From 14-18 November 2021, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted a hybrid seminar organized in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Interior titled “Community Oriented Policing and Countering Violent Extremism” in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of major community policing challenges, especially in Read More >

Raytheon Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Executive Leadership Program

On 17–29 October 2021, The Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) held a Raytheon Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Executive Leadership Program in Washington DC and Boston, Massachusetts. Major General Abdullah al Qahtani (head of the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Institute) led participants through site visits, including the Raytheon manufacturing Read More >

PMR Design for the Saudi Arabian National Defense University

On 30 September 2021, NESA Professors Dr. Michael Bell and Charles Marks delivered the preliminary design to transform the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College into the Saudi Arabian National Defense University. The NESA team presented the details of the design to our partners at the Command and Staff College and the Saudi Ministry Read More >

Distinguished Alumni Award for MG Mohammed Al-Ruwaili

On July 26, 2021, Dr. Michael Bell, on behalf of NESA’s Director, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Terry Wolff presented Major General Mohammed Al-Ruwaili, Commandant of the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College (SAF CSC), with the NESA Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes MG Al-Ruwaili’s long and ardent support for the NESA-led transformation program at Read More >