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NESA Alumni Interview with Shahab Enam Khan

  22 September 2020 – In the first edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series, NESA’s Fahad Malaikah interviewed Prof. Shahab Enam Khan, Professor at Jahangirnagar University and Research Director at the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute. The discussion focused on Dhaka’s relations with Delhi and Beijing, Bangladesh’s foreign relations with its neighbors amidst the Covid-19 Read More >

NESA MARSEC Digital Series 4: IOR Digital Roundtable

The fourth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on American experts and how they see the Indian Ocean Region amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  The speakers represented various USG affiliated research institutions, private think tanks, and universities.  The conversation was moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  The conversation covered a wide range of Read More >

Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief following COVID-19

بالعربية Pусский Jeff Payne, NESA Center Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HADR) operations are a constant within multilateral security cooperation.  Rarely controversial, these operations bolster nation states against emergencies by deepening and routinizing international partnerships and are often seen as a mechanism for building inter-operability amongst state security services while enhancing other forms of security cooperation.  Unfortunately, Read More >

Beyond Covid, Australia’s big stake in India’s military reorganization

NESA Alumnus David Brewster offers this analysis of India’s military reorganization as it pertains to India’s likely future abilities to act as a regional security provider across the oceanic space shared with Australia. This paper first appeared in the Sidney-based Lowy Institute’s ‘The Interpreter’ on 1 April 2020.

COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A Human Security Discourse

Mr. Shahab Enam Khan, NESA alumnus and Research Director of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), writes on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh and the particular challenges emerging in very densely populated urban centers and highly vulnerable groups, such as the large Rohingya refugee population. Read in full: English بالعربية Pусский

Managing Systemic Risks During the Pandemic

Author Asanga Abeyagoonasekera is an alumnus of the NESA Center. He is the author of ‘Sri Lanka at Crossroads’ (WorldScientific, Singapore). He was the former Director General at the national security think tank INSSSL under the Ministry of Defence and former Executive Director at the foreign policy think tank LKIIRSS under the Ministry of Foreign Read More >

The Limits of India’s Soft Power in Afghanistan

The latest round of US negotiations with the Taliban in Doha has garnered considerable international attention, with the group’s co-founder, Mullah Baradar, leading the insurgent team. As the search for an end to the long war in Afghanistan has intensified, prospects of a quick-fix solution through peace negotiations by major powers like the US and Read More >

Provocation, war and restraint under the nuclear shadow: The Kargil conflict 1999

The Kargil conflict was a limited war between India and Pakistan fought along the Kashmir Line of Control during the spring/summer of 1999. Named for the principal town in the combat zone on the Indian side, it was the first open warfare between India and Pakistan as declared nuclear weapons states and included the first Read More >

Countering Insurgencies and Violent Extremism in South and South East Asia

The South and South East of Asia has experienced various forms of extremism and violence for years, with a growing demand for academic or policy-relevant work that will enhance understanding of the reasons behind this. This volume of case studies examines the rise in violent extremism, terrorism and insurgency in South and South East Asia, and Read More >

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