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SSN: Environmental Security Seminar

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The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held its “Strategic Studies Network (SSN) Environmental Security” seminar in Washington, D.C., from 22–24 April 2024 for 21 participants from 18 countries.   The three-day seminar had the goal of bringing together participants to better understand the history and significance of climate change. Through presentations Read More >

The Hamas – Israel Conflict: Forming A Potential “New Normal”

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: LTC Kashif Ehtisham, Pakistan Army (CSAG/CCJ5);CDR Hubert Mroz, Poland Navy (CSAG/CCJ5); and MAJ Ibrahim Elveren, Turkish Army (CSAG/CCJ5) 29 January 2024   Overview: The Hamas attack on Israel on 7 October has affected not only the political and security dynamics in the ME region but also the world at large.  This Read More >

Algeria-Turkey: Consolidating the Strategic Partnership

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Geopolitics expert and Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center (www.nordsudventures.com) and member of the Istanbul Economic Cooperation Platform (UIP) 26 December 2023 The latest state visit of Turkish President Erdogan to Algeria in mid-November 2023 allowed Algiers and Ankara to consolidate the strategic partnership of their Read More >

Sanctions on Russia and Economic Impact for Central Asia

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: Identity withheld in accordance with partner nation agreement. (CSAG/CCJ5) 8 December 2023   Overview: The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created a geopolitical challenge to the world order. The Russian attack violated not only Ukraine’s security and sovereignty, but also the rules-based international order and created a global economic, political and Read More >

U.S.-Turkiye Track II Talks

On 9–10 October 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in partnership with the Middle East Institute (MEI) held track II talks between the United States and Türkiye in Ankara. The U.S. delegation included Randa Slim (MEI), Robert Ford (former Ambassador to Algeria and Syria), David Hale (former Ambassador to Jordan, Lebanon, Read More >

April–May 2023 NESA Center Update Report

View the NESA Center April – May 2023  Update focused on Central and South Asia region trends. The update also highlights April through May NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events. Central & South Asia Trends: A recent SIGAR report asserts that foreign armed groups Read More >

The Quran Desecration and its Implications – Perspectives of Partners

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: LTC Kashif Ehtisham, PAK Army (CSAG/CCJ5), MAJ Ibrahim Elveren, TUR Army (CSAG/CCJ5), and COL Mohammed Sayed, EGY Army (CSAG/CCJ5) 2 August 2023 Subject: The Quran Desecration and its Implications – Perspectives of Partners Purpose: This paper aims to present the CSAG’s analysis regarding the current incidents of Quran burning, why it Read More >

Connecting Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Beyond

From 9–12 July 2023, the NESA Center hosted the 10th annual Strategic Studies Network (SSN) Central Asia Working Group meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. The NESA Center partnered with the Caspian Policy Center (CPC) and the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) to manage the workshop that gathered experts from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Read More >

2023 Eastern Mediterranean Security Roundtable

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM), a leading Turkish think tank, held a roundtable discussion in Istanbul, Türkiye, from 17–19 July 2023. Scholars from Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Türkiye participated in the discussion. The agenda Read More >