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Pandemic Bumps in the Road to Great Power Competition

بالعربية Pусский Dr. Richard Russell, NESA Center The novel coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world’s health, societies, and economies. The full devastation of the global menace is yet to be seen, but it is already having noticeable impact on international politics and security. The security fallouts can be detected in the geopolitical centers of world Read More >

The Future of Middle East States

NESA Alumnus Hussein Solomon writes: “It is clear that the European Westphalian state system which was imported into the Middle East by colonial powers through the Sykes-Picot Line in 1916 is under threat. In some cases, such as Libya and Yemen, state collapse is a reality, while in others the future of political authority is Read More >

Terrorism in the Sahel and Sahara

According to the latest Global Terrorism Index (2018) published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Sahel-Sahara region ranks third in the world as the region most impacted by terrorism from 2002 to 2017, both in terms of the frequency of attacks and the total number of victims. The Middle East and North Africa Read More >

Iran’s Ballistic-Missile and Space Program: An Assessment

Since the early 1970s, Iran has sought to develop strong missile capabilities. In recent years, Tehran’s arsenal has evolved to become the largest and most diverse in the Middle East, though not the most lethal or longest-range. Israel and Saudi Arabia have also developed formidable capabilities. Iran’s program, however, has attracted more political and academic Read More >

The Brewing War between Iran and Israel: Strategic Implications

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran and Israel have seen each other as sworn enemies. Iranian leaders do not recognize the Jewish state and refer to it as the “Zionist regime,” while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the world’s most outspoken critic of Tehran’s policies, particularly the nuclear program. Read here. The views 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 >

Majoritarian Insecurities in South Asia

At the moment, several countries around the world are witnessing the phenomenon of the majority community feeling irrationally threatened by minorities. But in South Asia, this phenomenon has existed for decades and culminated in violence against minorities, threatening the diversity in these countries. Pakistan: Militancy, fear and Nuclear Weapons

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